Oddball The Great

Icon Saperavi 2017

The world’s oldest winemaking grape, Saperavi, contains all of the majesty and power you would expect for it to have survived for so many millennia. Intensely coloured, even the word Saperavi means ‘dye’ in its Eastern European homeland. The moonless-midnight tint is just the first hint of the amazing depth of flavour this wine carries – truly something Great!

Vegan friendly

Winemaker's Notes

There’s a bravery in embracing big and this is a wine where everything towers tall. The darkest fraction of a wine leaves the winepress last – loaded with enormous amounts of all of the characters that make a wine great – and we took only of this fraction and aged it in 100% new oak barrels. A lesser wine would be flooded by that much barrel; only the great can take it.

Bouquet & Palate

So plush it smells like velvet looks. Dense plumes of dark fruit engulf as they unfold. Leather, pennies, blood and tar. Pomegranate mollases, earthy beets, split timber, piecrust, char, and burnt sugar. There’s a savoury finish to the sweet fruit palate – the texture salivating. Coffee grounds, black olives, and wet earth.

Food Match

This is not a wine built for fish or fine white sauces, lift your game with game, foraged mushrooms and butter; lots of butter.