Community Tasting Notes (average 90 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 4 notes) - click to show notes with and without comments
Tasted by KostaKats on 3/8/2011 & rated 90 points: Clear light garnet with orange/amber rim. The nose is clean, surprisingly Pinot-like, very fragrant with an initial blast of earthy vegetality mixed in with red fruits together with ripe oranges/orange peel. Later herbs & leather & a hint of dried flowers appear. Mid bodied with silky medium - tannins, medium acidity, with red fruits and herbs on the palate. Great length. Does not taste like any other Greek wine (whether from international or local grapes) and that is no bad thing. Very individual. Moreish. (154 views) - report issue | favorite author
Tasted by b.dylan on 3/4/2011 & rated 92 points: Pale tawny with brick coloured rim. The wine has spent many years in cask and is ready to drink. Intensely aromatic and complex nose with sweet spices, leather, animal notes, ash, earth and orange peel. Brings to mind an aged Italian wine but does not have the tannins of either barolo or brunello. On the contrary it is perfectly smooth and mellowed and at a perfect stage of its evolution - may keep but now seems to be at peak. From a maverick producer who dares put on the market wines aged for ten years. Thousand bravos! Surely one of the best wines Greece produces - if not the best by far... (174 views) - report issue | favorite author
Tasted by KostaKats on 11/4/2010 & rated 88 points: A blend of Liatiko & Mandilaria varieties. Clear light ruby, tawny red brick edges. Clean interesting nose of leather, sanguine oranges, ash, earth & sweet spice. Smooth velvety entry. Medium body, acidity & tannins. Fruity & earthy palate. Balanced, complex and good length. Interestingly rustic. (302 views) - report issue | favorite author
Tasted by Yiannis on 9/20/2010 & rated 90 points: This wine comes from an artisanal winery located in the Sitia region on the island of Crete. It is produced in miniscule quantities from the local liatiko and mandilari grapes and is released whenever the producer thinks it is ready.
Very light garnet-brick with orange hues. Very fragrant with elegant aromas of blood orange, red cherry, herbs like thyme, flowers, earth and noble animal notes. Mid-bodied but quite mouth-coating with ultra-silky tanins, bright fruit, obvious alcohol due to the relatively low extract (13.5% on the label), balancing acidity and a long finish. A very elegant and idiosyncratic wine speaking of its place of origin and the passion of its producer. Regarding its style, it reminds of an old-fashioned, aged Pessac-Leognan, an aged Barolo and a Sicilian nerello mascalese. Great job. Ready to drink now. (399 views) - report issue | favorite author