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.
Slow cooked beef cheek, smoked brassica sides
10 - 15 years from vintage