As ever, Nukri Kurdadze’s Rkatsiteli is super ripe and expressive on the nose – full of baked fruits, quince, apple and even a little marzipan and honey. The fruit really sings loud and clear, and can do battle with the grippy, dusty tannins that are typical. There’s a nutty, apricot kernel quality to the finish that is very appealling. Another great effort that is testament to the high quality farming and winemaking at this estate. That said, on the edge of being overripe – and a tiny bit more acidity wouldn’t go amiss.
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