Sovereign Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
This glorious wine had been in languishing in its French Oak barrel for 42 months. For the first two years, the wine resided in new French Oak barrels. It then went through the blending process and was placed in a neutral French Oak barrel where it became an integrated and refined wine.
The additional barrel time provided a level of maturation somewhat like ten years in a bottle. For this reason the Sovereign can be enjoyed immediately, but if you would like to age the wine it will continue to improve for the next several years to come.
The bottle is an “Imperial” Bordeaux style 750ml designed by Bruni Glass of Milan, Italy. On one side of the bottle the names 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.
The other side of the bottle has the story of the wine in white. 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.
Only 48 of these unique 750 ml bottles were produced. As a final step, Bill Williamson personally numbered and signed each one.
PLEASE NOTE- This 750ml format bottle is sold out. The 1.5L format is still available or the 2007 Sovereign will be available from June 2013, on application.