Wine Review

Symphony Hill Reserve Saperavi 2018 (Granite Belt, QLD)

Symphony Hill Reserve Saperavi
Symphony Hill Reserve Saperavi

Symphony Hill Reserve Saperavi 2018: Review

Even food wine of even and powerful intensity. Symphony Hill Reserve Saperavi 2018 is organic, vegan-friendly ands dominated by intense dark fruits, blackcurrent and blackberry. While these flavours are shared by cabernet sauvignon, the similarities end there. This grape and this wine tastes much dark and deeper. The acidity are around the edge of the palate – though not jarring – means this is better food wine. Everywhere else on the palate are those thick even dark fruits. It’s enjoyable stuff at a hedonistic price of AUD 50 (about USD 35). While note cheap, you are getting good winemaking and a unusual variety that will drive lots of wine talk.

13.5% alcohol by volume. Vegan friendly.

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Food Matching | Food Pairing

It’s a big red. Go for roast red meats, or hearty stews. Cheese? Go for a semi-hard cheese or even a cheddar. See my cheese and wine pairing guide for more options.

Where to Buy

Not very common in bottle ships. Order direct from Symphony Hill winery. I bought mine from Melbourne’s Northside Wines.


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