2010 Hugh Hamilton “The Oddball” Saperavi (McLaren Vale, SA)

“Saperavi” is a red wine grape that is native to Georgia from the former Soviet Union.

2010 Hugh Hamilton “The Oddball” Saperavi is from McLaren Vale in S.A. and was reviewed by 26 people at Mediterraneo Restaurant in Albert Park at The Top Australian Wines Boutique Wine Tasting Dinner on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

This wine had an average score of 7.71

Here are some comments:

  • ”A big wine, fantastic to drink”
  • “Fantastic, variety new to me, all round rich beauty”
  • “Very smooth, pleasant”
  • “Very interesting palate”
  • “Great and gutsy”
  • “a great winter wine with beef stroganoff”
  • “Exotic! Raspberry, boysenberry and spices in the spectrum of cardamom, coriander seed, nutmeg and cloves.”
  • “Wild, heady, very intense.”

Brace yourself, Saperavi’s naturally high tannin levels, teamed with that powerful fruit, make for a roller-coaster tasting experience.

The wine immediately fills your mouth with sweet spice and fruit, then cruises into ‘savoury mode’, with mouth-coating tannins which linger around the mouth for a very long time.

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