Tbilvino, Napareuli, Saperavi, Kakheti, Georgia 2013

This is a very special wine from Georgia (Black Sea Georgia not the USA State).
The colour is deepest, darkest cherry.
The nose has a wonderful burst of blackberries with a background of leather, cedar and tobacco.
The long palate reverses the nose offering dark flavours of leather, tobacco and cedar accompanied by strong but pleasant drying tannins against a backdrop of blackberries.
All in all, a fascinating must try wine, very different and demanding of respect.
Saperavi is a Teinturier grape i.e. a grape with dark flesh.
Alc 12.5%    pH 3.90    Residual sugar 4.0 g/L

iS Winescale   7.0 pts   Great Quality