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Alazani Semi-Sweet Askaneli Brothers 2008

Member Review by zygmuntsmw:

Saperavi is usually used in blends because of its strong character, but I love a red that bites back. After trying a bottle of straight up Saperavi, this was on my list of favorite grapes along with Cab, Zin, Syrah, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Malbec, and Pinotage. 'Saperavi' means paint dye in Georgian and it is indeed traditionally used as a dye. It's one of the most intensely red and dry of wines, a champion palate cleanser, bold and true. I've tried enough Georgians now to distinguish the clay character they often have from being aged in clay vessels instead of oak barrels. I like that earthy character! The Georgians have been doing it their way since...forever. The USSR walled away some of the world's great wine regions, but they're just now starting to come back.

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Region: Georgia » Kakheti

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Color: Red
Varietal: Saperavi
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Snooth User: zygmuntsmw
831373128
4.00 5
05/01/2011

Saperavi is usually used in blends because of its strong character, but I love a red that bites back. After trying a bottle of straight up Saperavi, this was on my list of favorite grapes along with Cab, Zin, Syrah, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Malbec, and Pinotage. 'Saperavi' means paint dye in Georgian and it is indeed traditionally used as a dye. It's one of the most intensely red and dry of wines, a champion palate cleanser, bold and true. I've tried enough Georgians now to distinguish the clay character they often have from being aged in clay vessels instead of oak barrels. I like that earthy character! The Georgians have been doing it their way since...forever. The USSR walled away some of the world's great wine regions, but they're just now starting to come back.


Snooth User: martins2002
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3.50 5
01/05/2010

Actually, this wine is from Georgia, country in the Caucasus (not from Georgia, USA).



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