Historical figures of significance and stature have sometimes had their names appended with the phrase “the Great’. This is a commanding wine of depth and power that is available only in miniscule quantities in great years. Oddball the Great will be great drinking well into the future.
|Winemaker's Notes||In every group of barrels there are those that are better. Sometimes the reasons are clear, perhaps newer or better cooperage, often though the reasons are more difficult to understand. Embracing the esoteric nature of ‘elevage’ the art of maturing or ‘raising’ a wine we have selected a few very special vessels to create this outstanding wine - a truly great Saperavi.|
|Drink||Inbuilt distance - 5-10 years should reward.|
|Bouquet||Molasses, cherry wood, baked raspberries, tar, rosebuds, and spice; cumin, cardamom, and cinnamon quills.|
|Palate||Tremendous poise between fruit weight and tannin; fruit rich and yet somehow savoury at the same time. Loads of tart cherries and cherry wood. Tobacco pouch. Earthiness.|
|Food Match||Papperdelle and Rabbit Ragout|
|Analysis||TA: 6.48 g/L, pH: 3.47, ALC: 15%, RS: <2.0g/L|