Best Greek White Wines - Robert Parker 2018

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Robert Parker Awarded Greek White Wines 2018The first three months of 2018 saw a number of tasting notes published from Mr Mark Squires, Robert Parker’s representative for Greece. Below is a list of the white wines that achieved a rating of 85+ in the tastings, just in time for the summer! As to be expected the list contains a mixture of established wineries and some lesser known gems that are certainly worth a look. A list of the top awarded red wines is available here. Follow the links for each wine to order directly or contact us for more details, we will be happy to help!

 

Vintage

Winery/Label

RP Rating

2001

Argyros Vinsanto 12 Years

A lot of complexity and concentration. Noticeable acidity and dark chocolate flavors.

98 RP

1992

Argyros Vinsanto 20 Years

Sourced from some of the oldest vines, dense, muscular, concentrated and deep in the mid-palate. Burnished flavors.

96 RP

2009

Argyros Vinsanto 4 Years

Completely mouth-coating and delectable. Powerful and enticing aromatics and flavors. Rich taste.

95 RP

2016

Ovilos White

Pretty brilliant structure.Fresh, precise and enlivening, with fine grip on the long finish. Pure and concentrated.

 

94 RP

2016

Gaia Thalassitis (Barrel)

Graceful, with the freshness surpassing the wood. Silky texture and persistent finish. More gripping after held open for some hours.

 

94 RP

2016

Estate Alpha Sauvignon Blanc Fumé Ecosystem

Another beatiful Sauvignon Blanc from Alpha Estate. Vegetal and grassy, very crisp and tightly wound, with plenty of tension on the finish.

93 RP

2014

Estate Alpha Sauvignon Blanc Fume Ecosystem

93 RP

2016

Plagios White

Quite a mouthful, with very ripe and juicy fruit. Completely delicious, has structure, with some bite on the finish.

92 RP

2015

Argyros Assyrtiko

Needs some rest, it helps it become more expressive. Concentrated and powerful, with personality and touches of saline.

92 RP

2016

Argyros Santorini

92 RP

2015

Argyros Santorini Barrel

Shockingly elegant and fresh, considering it is oaked. Bright and lively, with beautiful finish. Perfect wood wine.

92 RP

2014

Estate Alpha White

A good vintage, showing the estate's skill with the grape. Refined, classic, understated, gentle but irresistible. Perfectly balanced.

92 RP

2016

Gerovassiliou Viognier

An oaked wine, but the mid-palate soaks up the wood very well. Really good balance. Focused, lingering with a little tense.

91 RP

2016

Emphasis Assyrtiko

91 RP

2011

Efhes Erateines Glykis (sweet)

Perky and a bit herbaceous, with tension and persistence on the finish. A fresh and easy feel. Elegant, with average concentration.

91 RP

2016

Gerovassiliou Malagouzia

Surprising concentration and richness. Good acidity and long finish. Enticing aromatics, with a hint of smoke.

90 RP

2016

Kalogeri Malagouzia

Impressive vintage, solid, reasonably concentrated and elegant. Enticing aromatics and finesse that gives a sophisticated finish.

90 RP

2016

Papagiannakos Savvatiano

Fine concentration, finishing with a crisp, dry edge. Juicy and long finish. Focused and precise, becomes fruitier with air and warmth.

90 RP

2016

Areti

90 RP

2016

Mystirio/14

Bone dry, beautifully textured. High acidity that produces a mouth-pucker as wine dries. Dried-peach flavor and an oxidative hint.

 

90 RP

2016

Kallisto

Surprisingly concentrated, fills the mouth well. Fresh feel on the palate and more expressive fruit as it airs out.

 

90 RP

2016

Emphasis Chardonnay

Rich and ripe, with fine body, big fruit and a bit of an oaky overlay. Nothing complex here, but it is a lot of fun.

90 RP

2016

Thema White

The Sauvignon Blanc adds a bit of personality to the Assyrtiko. Fresh and lively, elegant but gently persistent.

90 RP

2015

Papagiannakos Assyrtiko

90 RP

2016

Argyros Aidani

Pretty impressive, full-bodied, fruity and bursting with flavor. Tension, freshness and a juicy finish.

90 RP

2016

Alpha Estate Assyrtiko Ecosystem

90 RP

2016

Methea White

Bursting with fruit, delicious, fresh and irresistable at the moment. The mid-palate is solod for the price level.

90 RP

2016

Gerovassiliou Chardonnay

Elegant, with not that much wood. Nice focus, tension and length the finish, with wood being the first impression.

89 RP

2016

Samos Vin Doux

Lighter style than the big dessert wines. Lingers enticingly, with a hint of spice, lanolin and vanilla.

89 RP

2015

Papagiannakos Savvatiano (Barrel)

Wood doesn't add much, dulls it a bit. Certainly a food wine. Freshness and concentration. Another year will help the wood.

89 RP

2015

Semeli Thea Mantineia

Aromatic, with its pros and cons. First whiffs are all Moschofilero, the classic and wonderful nuances of the grape.

 

89 RP

2016

Moraitis Paros (Barrel)

Seems delicate at times, but then structure, personality and freshness take over. Aromatic, spicy, with long and gripping finish.

89 RP

2016

Estate Alpha Chardonnay 2016 Ecosystem

Gentle and perfectly balanced, shows off its wood at the opening. Surprisingly fresh and pure. A food wine.

89 RP

2016

Avantis Estate Falcons Hill

88 RP

2016

Lykos Assyrtiko

88 RP

2016

Lykos Sauvignon Blanc Panseloinos

88 RP

2016

Rhous White

Moderate Muscat nuances, giving  some spice and personality, not too intense. Concentrated, with a lively feel.

88 RP

2016

Nassiakos Mantineia

It has depth and tension, unctuous in texture and friendly. Has a fresh, elegant and gentle feel as it airs out.

 

88 RP

2016

Psiles Korfes

Gorgeous Muscat aromatics, plus some green nuances. Lighter styled, with good acidity ans a spicy finish. Quite refreshing.

88 RP

2017

IAMA White

Round, forward and dominated by the aromatics of Malagouzia. Delicious, a perfect summer wine.

88 RP

2016

Oreinos Ilios White

The blend works very well, ending with a spicy, tangy feel. Fruit pops up on the juicy finish.

87 RP

2016

Kormilitsa White

Old-wood feeling that shows average depth and reasonable acidity to cut through it. Fairly neutral flavors, fills the mouth nicely though.

 

87 RP

2016

Lykos Malagouzia

Underneath some flint and smoke, has a fresh feel and a precise edge. Needs some air or time to improve the palate.

86 RP

2016

Feast White

Fruity and straightforward in its youth, it is exuberant and hard to resist. Great smell and taste, has a nicely tart edge.

 

86 RP

 

Congratulations to all the producers!

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