I have been buying this wine on and off EP for a few years.
I withdrew a 6 bottle case of the 2010 from TWS storage.
My mate who’s in the wine business is a bit sniffy about this wine but I really like it - it suits my taste very well. I think it’s down unusual assemblage, that in this vintage is:
– 70% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 6.2% Cabernet Franc.
– 5.3% Merlot.
– 3.6% Pinot noir.
– 3.2% Tannat.
– 2% Malbec.
– 9.7% rare grape varieties : Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri, Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, Abouriou and Plavac Mali.
I’ve never even heard of some of these grapes. Perhaps though this is how winemaking once was before mono-viticulture took over.
It’s not cheap and I’m sure there’s better value elsewhere.
Anyone else a fan?