Deeply coloured as one expects from this Georgian grape variety. Glorious sweet Angelina plum, blackcurrant and licorice nose. Dark fruits continue onto the rich palate, this time supported by some floral notes. Full bodied, firm with a long finish driven by some well integrated silky tannins. Classic example.
Gapsted Wines Ballerina Canopy Saperavi 2021, Alpine Valley, Vic
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.