Sovereign Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Sovereign happens if you do everything right and God decides to help.
A Cabernet blend from the best of the 2019 harvest that in the past have won seven gold medals, this glorious wine languished in French Oak for 23 months where it became integrated and refined. As with all great wines only a few people in the entire world will ever enjoy it!
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, this 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.
Only 100 cases produced of which Bill will drink ten. The details have been etched into the bottle 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.
As soon as we tasted the 2019 reds we knew this was the year to make another Sovereign, our first since the incredible 2007 which is all gone now. This is 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.
Aged in French Oak barrels for 23 months, 50% in new barrels and 50% in one use barrels.