Assertive aromas, bursting with blackberry, bramble and white pepper. Glossy dark cherry, mulberry fruit with fresh acidity and fine tannins. A classy wine that brings to the fore the best attributes of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
1440 bottles (120 dozen) wines produced from Grenache vines in Greenock, Barossa Valley
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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