Saperavi 2015 – Telavi Wine Cellar
Price: 11.59 GBP (Equivalent per bottle) ABV: 13%
Saperavi is Georgia’s most widely planted red wine grape, and is often blended with other grape varieties. This is 100% Saperavi, and the grapes that make it are all hand selected. It has a deep ruby red colour, and has good depth and complexity with an authentic local character. There are hints of coffee, cinnamon and vanilla overlaying black fruit, particularly blackberry. To taste it shows classic Saperavi characters of cassis and a hint of liquorice, along with good acidity and slightly more tannin grip than other Saperavis.
A tasty choice with hearty winter soups and stews, or with barbecues and marinated lamb kebabs. Try it with pizza too.
Decanter, London – Bronze
IWSC, London – Bronze