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The top Decanter Awards for Greek wine,
available via Greece and Grapes!
This year’s Decanter World Wine Awards’ harvest for Greek wine has been absolutely impressive, including 1 Platinum-Best in Show, 2 Platinums και 9 Golds. Among them, Karamolegos Assyrtiko 2016, Santorini was honored with the Platinum - Best in Show award. This is the gem in DWWA crown and an award given to only 49 wines among 17.000 in total.
We in Greece and Grapes managed to get our hands on them and we offer them to you,
in limited quantity!
The wines with a short description from Decanter.com :
Platinum - Best in Show
98/100 Artemis Karamolegos, Assyrtiko 2016, Santorini
"…Broad, structured, almost thick-textured Assyrtiko, with the same profoundly satisfying combination of sour-green fruit and 'mineral' wealth; the wine has a notably saline edge, too. An outstanding summary of this unique terroir…"
97/100 Gaia, Wild Ferment Assyrtiko 2017, Santorini
"…Broad complexity on the nose with firm citrus, nettles, salted butter, preserved lemon and well integrated oak. Textured with ripe acidity on the palate, along with salinity and precision. Superb length…"
97/100 Monemvasia Winery, Vin Liastos Malvasia 2010, Monemvasia
"… Dried pineapple, a tangerine aspect and slightly nutty notes towards the finish. Wonderfully long and layered. A sophisticated stickie…"
95/100 Artemis Karamolegos, Pyritis Mega Cuvée 2016, Santorini
"…There's a beguiling whiff of the Aegean and minerals in this beautiful expression of this one-of-a-kind wine. The palate is still youthful yet the palate unfolds like a peacock's tail with impressive purity and definition. What else can a wine deliver? This is a smoky, saline and minerally wonder — wow!..."
96/100 Estate Argyros, Vinsanto 20 Years Barrel Aged 1994, Santorini
"…This is an outstanding, world-class elixir with layers of flavour and vinous interest…"
95/100 Gerovassiliou, Museum Collection 2017, Epanomi
Available only from the Wine Museum Shop
"…Impressive aromatics with jasmine, apricot, peach, bergamot, quince and tropical scents. On the palate there is real tension and energy, and while the wood is ever present, there's lots of juicy nectarine fruit too. An attractive, crowd pleasing wine - excellent example of an international style Macedonian white…"
96/100 Kechris Winery, Tear Of The Pine, Retsina
"…A superb example of new age Retsina combining herbal scents of sage and coriander along a savoury Assyrtiko spine. A modern rendition of this traditional wine. Serious, elegant and age worthy…"
95/100 Ktima Biblia Chora, Ovilos White 2017, Pangeon
"…Long, layered and precise, the palate offers roasted almonds, flowers, exuberant fruit and a very long finish. Outstanding stuff. This is a gastronomic and promising wine with lashings of character and class…"
95/100 Lyrarakis, Dafni Psarades Vineyard 2017, Crete
"…A complex nose with pear fruit and white flowers but also minerality. The palate has freshness and vivacity with a mouthwatering texture and a long length. Great ageing potential…"
95/100 Mitravelas Estate, Ktima Agiorgitiko 2016, Nemea
"…Very bright cherry fruit nose with a whiff of oak at this youthful stage. Underneath there is a solid core of fruit. The palate is dense with firm tannins that demand ageing. This is a really promising effort delivering spices and black cherries alongside toasty nuances. Lovely!..."
95/100 Petrakopoulos, Mavro 2015, Slopes of Enos
"…This is a deep and richly-flavoured wine, with a fragrant nose that brilliantly encapsulates a sun-blessed, herbal-filled Mediterranean vineyard. What an underrated, little-seen, extraordinary dry version of this cultivar. It's utterly delicious with plenty of structure and suave, smooth tannins…"
95/100 Sigalas, Santorini Assyrtiko, Santorini 2017
"There's real class , understated power and superb focus on the palate. A wine of real breeding, showing its varietal character but also demonstrating the quality of the terroir. Oysters please!…"