The Smooth Operator is the latest addition to our Picture Series range. With an alluring sense of charisma, this is a seriously delicious Clare Valley Malbec; soft, silky and utterly charming.
This rare non vintage Muscat is aged for over 20 years in barrel, lovingly nurtured over this time to bring you this rich, smooth and definitively elegant fortified.
2010 SOPHIE'S GARDEN
Colour Black core, magenta rim
AromaLifted red fruits and refreshing menthol balanced by generous cloves and other spice notes
PalateAs usual, the cool climate nose is contradicted with the warmer climate palate: more dark fruits, chocolate and spice, but still the subtle menthol adds freshness and length finishing with fine tannins.
Crushed into and fermented in five tonne open top fermenters with regular pump overs; three daily during peak fermentation to extract colour, flavour and tannin. Following 14 days of maceration, the dry free run was drained to tank and the skins pressed to the same tank. 24 hours later the wine was then racked to barrel, where malolactic fermentation took place. Minimal fining and unfiltered.
Drink now through 2025
20 months in French oak hogsheads of which 28% were new
2010 Sophie's Garden Tasting Note
Price per bottle: $ 60
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