Yes @Leah it’s Armenian. Khndoghni (also known as Sireni) is an ancient, indigenous and rare red grape variety that is not cultivated anywhere in Europe and in Americas, but abundantly grows in the soft climate of Artsakh region. Special terrain, soil quality, high number of sunny days per year and soft climate with mild winters account for the birth of a strong and unusual dry red wine, rich in tannins, full and with excellent taste. Khndoghni (“khen-dogh-nee”) comes from the word “khind” which means “joy” and it is the best description for the wine - it is crisp, cheering and refreshing. The vines for the Kataro wines were planted in the year 2000.
The Kataro Reserve wines are aged for three years in Caucasian oak barrels sourced from local high-elevation forests.
I tasted the Blau when I bought them, not as good as 16. Tried another 6-9 months later was better. Maybe just a difference in bottles maybe not.
Trying it is the only way you will be able to assess if it has the components to age further or if it’s better to drink now. Ha ha mistaking me for someone who would have a clue. Had a palatectomy at a young age.