I have never had krasnostop but I love saperavi - this was a recommended last addition to my duty-free shopping cart and it’s actually lovely.
Gillian Kemmerer @caviardiplomat
This is an atypical and exotic wine from Russia with aromas of blueberry jam, black currant and blackberry with the continuation of this berry theme in taste, very good.
Bubbly golden yellow colour. Open on the nose pleasantly combining notes associated with barrel ageing (vanilla, toast, liquorice) and wine (fruity, mushroom). Complex wine in the mouth with richness but also finesse and delicacy. Citrus and truffle flavours with a beautiful fresh finish.
This young wine is full, thick and flowing like syrup, it carries an explosion of blackcurrant, blackthorn, plum and cream flavors on the background, very fresh and expressive, very well!
Very sophisticated and variegated flavour; the notes flow over one another – fennel, butter, caramel, cedar, and black fruits. High acidity, smooth body and long finish. The fist that came to my mind was roasted bacon, quiche Lorraine, bacon sirloin steak, and game rillette.
Aleksei Nesmeyanov, Simple Collection
An avalanche, fireworks, flavour bomb, and tsunami of helmet shell and prunes. A light meaty tone in the marinade with spicy herbs and black pepper. A nice, super-ripe, fresh, tender and lively fruitiness. A tango of excellent acidity and splendid body.
Olga Liashchuk, Twins Wine Chef Sommelier