Hugh Hamilton The Oddball Saperavi 750ml

*This product is delivered ex winery.

The genesis of Saperavi came about from my connection with Georgian winemaker Lado Uzunashvili, a new immigrant to Australia. He waxed lyrical of his country’s great red grape, and despite its absolute rarity in Australia, I decided to ‘give it a go’. I was captivated by his story about the Georgian wine history and this amazing grape. The text book would no doubt say “don’t do it”. However, I’m listening to the grapes. 13 vintages of Saperavi tells me year after year that this grape variety loves the terroir of McLaren Vale.

Tasting Notes

Black Forest floor, petrichor, and coal. Proper pepper in amongst pulped plums and molasses. Black patent leather and a crunch of fennel seed alongside lifts of hibiscus, raspberry, and black tea leaves oak char and an earthy caramel. Decidedly dense, the tannin line needs time to tame but there’s plenty of promise.


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