Kakhuri Gvinis Marani

Qvevri Amber Dry Rkatsiteli

9.02 ratings
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Kakheti, Georgia
Rkatsiteli
Top Notes For
Daniel Maquin

Prior notes apply. Second time visiting this and the pleasure is still very much there. That waxy nose with honey and pine. The palate is very dry with a perfect balance, a good acid drive, some matter on the sides, a good grip, honey waxy notes, tannins which lay a drying layer in the end. A wine to drink and think.

Prior notes apply. Second time visiting this and the pleasure is still very much there. That waxy nose with honey and pine. The palate is very dry with a perfect balance, a good acid drive, some matter on the sides, a good grip, honey waxy notes, tannins which lay a drying layer in the end. A wine to drink and think.

Jul 10th, 2020
Daniel Maquin

First Georgian wine, first orange wine, I'm in uncharted territories here 😊. Spoiler alert : I like it very much.

I have issues describing the nose as it's completely new to me : there is a bit of honey, a bit of menthol or petrol, some white flower notes too and a tiny touch of apricot. Wow
Here comes a palate with tannins 😮 a strong acid drive, a good width with matter and a nice thickness, honey and apricot and then that huge spherical mid palate where tannins kick in with a drying thing which creates some asperity and triggers a never-ending finish with that dry mouthfeel and the same honey, apricot touches.
I usually associate honey and apricot touches to sweet wines or some chenin crus. This is very dry, but with a weight and a nice presence. I'm a bit late on the trend but I'll look into orange wines some more (and Georgian wines too)

First Georgian wine, first orange wine, I'm in uncharted territories here 😊. Spoiler alert : I like it very much.

I have issues describing the nose as it's completely new to me : there is a bit of honey, a bit of menthol or petrol, some white flower notes too and a tiny touch of apricot. Wow
Here comes a palate with tannins 😮 a strong acid drive, a good width with matter and a nice thickness, honey and apricot and then that huge spherical mid palate where tannins kick in with a drying thing which creates some asperity and triggers a never-ending finish with that dry mouthfeel and the same honey, apricot touches.
I usually associate honey and apricot touches to sweet wines or some chenin crus. This is very dry, but with a weight and a nice presence. I'm a bit late on the trend but I'll look into orange wines some more (and Georgian wines too)

Jun 6th, 2020