Spicy, showing details of nutmeg and cumin that complement the chocolate-covered cherry, spiced plum and tobacco flavors, with a fresh juiciness and plush tannins. Long, mocha-laced finish
The 2020 Sophia is eminently satisfying. This Merlot-leading blend blossoms with ease in the mouth with its succulent texture. It’s a very complete wine with the two Cabernet varieties making up two-fifths of the wine and adding their purposeful structure and piquant lift in the form of violets, spice and cassis. There’s clearly low yields here as evidenced by the rich aromatics and flavor concentration. An abundance of integral tannins and freshness of acidity create a satisfying frame
This Merlot-dominant Bordeaux blend opens with fragrant notes of black currant juice and blackberry jam. Sweet mocha, ground pepper, beetroot and violets add layers of perfume. The palate is full-figured but linear, pulsing with concentrated dark fruit and sculpted, highly textural tannins. The oak is better tucked than in previous vintages.
A gorgeous, polished and curated red with blackcurrant, blueberry and cherry aromas. together with hints of crushed stone and graphite. Medium to full body, a creamy texture and flavorful finish. A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and cabernet franc. So impressive to drink now, but this will age beautifully. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Comforting aromas of mocha, licorice, red and black berries and baking spice are backed by a subtle but present lick of sweet, toasty oak. The lifted acidity and fine, powdery tannins make for a powerful if slightly austere palate.