Sovereign Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Magnum)
Sovereign happens if you do everything right and God helps and then you could be one of the few people in the entire world that will ever have the opportunity to enjoy it! Only 24 of these unique magnums were produced.
A Cabernet blend from the best of the 2007 harvest that together have won seven gold medals, this glorious wine languished in French Oak for 42 months where it became integrated and refined.
We would normally suggest decanting the wine before serving, allowing it to breathe for the about one hour, however, the magnum size bottle will allow breathing once the first glass has been poured, so if you would like to display this magnificent bottle on your table, it should work fine without decanting.
This is a structured, blueberry and blackberry-dominated wine with super intensity. A host of savory notes appear first as the fruit gradually opens with air. Intense, dark and decidedly brooding in style, the Sovereign packs a serious punch. The interplay of fruit, structure and acidity is compelling. Closing notes of violet, rose petal and mocha add further nuance. Sovereign delivers serious quality and tons of personality.
The bottle is a Trezzano Bordeaux style magnum designed by Bruni Glass of Milan, Italy. The details have been etched into the glass and highlighted in cherry red and white enamel. The WILLIAMSON WINES name has been etched and highlighted with actual gold. To crown this special package, the neck was dipped in cherry red wax. All of this work was performed in the hands of expert craftsmen as is fitting of such a handcrafted wine. The bottles were sparged with nitrogen and then filled by hand. The corks were fitted individually by hand - a process that insures each bottle is filled and sealed correctly. However, this step often results in a little wine being spilled on the cork, so if you remove the wax cap and see wine stain on the top of the cork, don’t worry, the cork is not leaking.
Start with two gold medal winning wines and blend them carefully to preserve the best features of both. Then consign them to neutral French oak barrel for a further 22 months where they micro-oxygenate to become a unique, integrated and structured wine with its own soft character and the sudden rising tannin phenomenon in the mid-palate. This wine is simply exquisite.
French Oak barrels for 42 months, first 22 months in new then 22 in neutral.