(2021) From vineyards at an altitude of 450 - 480 metres in Kakheti, this was matured in French Oak barrels for one year (Seguin Moreau, Sylvain) 30% of which were new. Darker and more brooding than Tblivino's upfront example of Saperavi, and yet there is a similar velvety density of black fruit touched with those violet notes. Great polish and suaveness. In the mouth really lovely fruit - so sweet and fleshy, like the darkest and ripest of black plums, really good balance as tight tannins grip and the acidity squeezes the finish into a long, dry but tapered elegance.