This rich, muscular wine is an unusual blend of Shiraz (60%) and the Georgian grape Saperavi (40%). It opens very herbaceously and with distinctive green veg notes of bell pepper and tomato leaf, along with berries, mint, pepper and savory spice. The palate is big but not overtly syrupy, although the alcohol is a bit warm and the fruit has a sweet and sour quality. Taut, chalky tannins hold it all together. Big red lovers will find this an intriguing drop.