2012 Sophie’s Garden Shiraz – Museum Release
Sophie’s Garden is blended from our finest barrels of Padthaway Shiraz
Deep dark red, black core
Lifted red-black fruits with menthol and mint adding further high-toned notes. Juniper, cassis and nutmeg add depth and intrigue to this compelling nose.
As always, a rather polarizing palate: warm climate notes of thick black fruits crash across the palate, then just as you feel the onslaught, waves of menthol and mint chocolate rush through adding freshness and length. A lovely layered palate from a great vintage. Tannins make their presence felt late, but are soft and satiny in nature.