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.