This is made from the Saperavi grape in the country of Georgia.  It is, however, fermented and raised in new French oak for 12 months.  Inky purple in color, but a bit flat.  Opaque.  The nose is nice with a "Bordeaux-ish quality.  Earthy, musty, cigar box along with black raspberries and char.  Medium bodied.  Strong acidity.  Firm tannins.  On the palate, black cherries, black raspberries with a slight char.  Moderate finish.  This seems to be at peak and should drink well for the next five to eight years.  It works better with food.  Chakapuli, a traditional Georgian herbed lamb stew from Kakheti would work well as would lamb chops.  

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