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Monday, 3 August 2015

Murray Street Vineyards Sophia Shiraz 2012

We honour the pioneers of the Australian wine industry through gracing bottles of wine with their names, in their memory. But there remain those who maintain we don't do enough to encourage the continued participation of women from the current generation.

Soap-box away now, time to remark on the contribution of Sophia Seppelt, a woman who bore a large number of children; strong and strong of will.

The wine that bears her name shows depth, concentration, power; savoury old wood adds seasoning - suggestive of a little meat and gravy. But give it time for the fruit to start shining through.

Dense and intense, layered - waves of flavour cascade across the palate. There's a regional mix of mulberry, plum fruit and a little cedar/ oak seasoning, plus acid freshness for good measure.

Waves of flavour, a gentle lapping of the back palate, as opposed to a crashing breaker, gentle, forwards and back it shifts, long shore drift bring flavour that ebbs, flows, comes and goes. 95

Tasted on: Thursday 25th June, a Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $75
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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