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Another classic example of Georgias, from a great year in this district, still grown totally under organic conditions (no artificial chemicals). Typical deep crimson colour. Sweet ripe red berries over an underlying complex spiciness. Lots of extract and viscosity. Plenty of tannin, but still quite accessible now, which is a characteristic of Georgias. 14% alcohol. Cellar potential 10 years at least, but delicious now.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Deep colour. Fresh dark chocolate/ menthol aromas with some graphite notes. Fresh, sweet concentrated dark chocolate/ menthol flavours with dry dense lacy tannins and underlying savoury characters. Finishes long and peppery with plenty of dry tannins. A lovely wine from a difficult vintage. Now-2015. 91 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium deep crimson. Developed redcurrant, sage, walnut aromas and flavours with some cracked pepper notes. Developed but linear palate with redcurrant, walnut, eucalypt, mint flavours and hard sinewy tannins. Finishes leafy earthy and tight. Will last but won't improve. Now -2020 - 86 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium deep colour. Intense liquorice, earthy aroma with some blackberry leafy menthol notes. Supple and inky textured with fresh earthy, blackberry, leathery flavours, fine grainy tannins and underlying graphite tobacco pond water notes. Finishes firm and tight. Still has sweetness of fruit. 14% Alc 90 points Now – 2025