Red
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Craggy Range Vineyards

Sophia

2019

A refined and elegant hand-crafted Merlot dominant, Bordeaux blend that represents both the vigneron’s art and inherent understanding of the land, ensuring ‘Sophia’ is the finest expression of the terroir and the people.
Sophia, Craggy Range 2019
€60.00
750ml
Ready, but will improve

Tasting note

Deep dark red. The perfume is intoxicating with ripe blueberry overlaying cinnamon, brioche and a hint of leafy varietal lingering in the background. The palate sits upright and all-encompassing. Tannins are long and silky, flavour concentrated and ripe, the finish endless - the hallmarks of one of the great Sophia’s.

The 2019 Sophia features pure black cherry and blackberry alongside a creamy vanilla note and festive spices. While it's full-bodied and round, it's neither plush nor heavy, offering excellent concentration balanced with freshness. It's not overdone or forced, providing a seemingly relaxed impression in the mouth. The tannins are abundant yet resolved, displaying the finest gravelly texture and gently, refreshing acidity.

Food Pairing

Slow cooked beef cheek, smoked brassica sides

Recommended Cellaring

10 - 15 years from vintage