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Gapsted Limited Release Saperavi

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Gapsted Limited Release Saperavi

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James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Great colour; spicy blackberry, clove and cinnamon bouquet; medium-bodied with attractive juicy fruit and vibrant acidity; quite a bit of oak
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
This is the first saperavi to be grown on the Gapsted's home block - and by the taste of this, they're onto something here. Quite a bit of chocolatey, cedary, toasty oak, but the fruit is luscious, sweet-sour and angling firmly bless it, towards deliciousness. Has some undergrowthy notes -but it also has aniseedy weight and texture and personality. Has tannin, has fruit flavour, has a sense of both seriousness and fun. Huge potential for this variety. Well worth buying - and drinking with salted meats.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
92
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Still youthful colour; a medium-bodied mix of flavours ranging from mint to spice to plum and blackberry; fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
WINESTATE (2004 Vintage) says
One judge detected turnips on this nose! Very tannic palate with up-front dark fruits and tart acidity.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Intense, dark purple-red; luscious but powerful, with a mix of bitter chocolate, blackberry, plum and licorice; excellent structure, bright acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; not as remarkable as the variety is wont to provide; black fruits and a touch of Christmas cake on the bouquet lead into a wine with black fruit flavours in a somewhat spare frame, laclcing mid-palate flesh. Nonetheless, an interesting varietal which may well have an enduring place in the scheme of things. From the King and Alpine Valleys.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
85
James Halliday says
Medium purple-red; a complex mix of red berry fruit, spice, mint and oak leads into a powerful, intense and concentrated palate with dark berry and spice fruit in a tangy mould, offset by some vanilla oak. The acidity leaves the wine with a slightly angular/sharp profile, but it is nonetheless full of interest.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
86

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