I selected this red from local producer James Palgé, who blended Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon ... lemongrass and fennel. Chateau Mukhrani Saperavi, £9.50, M&S A deep, intense red created from Saperavi, a classic Georgian grape variety.
Serge’s father Gaston founded Musar in 1930 in part with advice and assistance from a French army officer — Ronald Barton of the Anglo-Irish family that owns Chateau Léoville-Barton and Langoa-Barton in Bordeaux. The Cabernet plantings in Musar’s.
It's true that every grape has its own distinct aroma and flavour DNA ... a spicy blackberryish 2012 Château Mukhrani Saperavi, £9.49. You don't have to go to the Middle East, though, to see that the diversity of grape variety is growing closer to.