Askaneli Brothers is a Georgian wine house, established at 1880 at Askana village at Gurian parish. It was built by Antimoz Askaneli and his sons took the wine house on control after 18 years of establishment. Askaneli sons were very active, they invested much to wine fields and use time also to progress whole Georgian wine culture.
During the Soviet time Askaneli production was on hold for over 50 years. It was re-opened at 1998 by three brothers of Chkhaidzen. Nowadays Askaneli owns several wine fields on different areas of Georgia. In exception of many smaller wine houses, Askaneli have also facilities to make brandy and chacha (Georgian grappa). Askaneli is producing brandy with same methods than cognac is been made. 50cl bottle was 13.99€ at Alko1000.
8 years of maturation is easy to notice on aroma and taste, which both are strong and spicy. Nose have dried ploom, apricot and black pepper. Taste is mellow, dry, there are oak, dried ploom, raisin, pepper, leather and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is pleasantly oily. Mellow and spicy taste leaves on the mouth for long time. Masculine, strong, very well matured. Excellent price quality, Askaneli 8YO is easily better than most of VS cognacs and beats easily many of two times more expensive VSOP’s.