Top Greek Red wines (Decanter competition) Available via Greece and Grapes!

Posted by John 12/09/2018 0 Comment(s) Various, We liked..., Suggestions,



 88 Greek reds competed in Decanter headquarters in late May. The wines were based only on native varieties, such as Agiorgitiko, Xinomavro, Limniona, Mavrodaphne and Mavrotragano among others, judged by wine experts Nico Manesis, Yiannis Karakasis MW and Terry Kandylis

 Out of this 88 wines, 11 scored 90+ and we are thrilled to offer you in today's newsletter 8 of them.  With the winner of the tasting, the Parparoussis Taos Mavrodaphne from vintage 2012. This was the star of the game, receiving 96 points! 

 All wines are available in just few cases so you need to be quick to get your hands on one of these gems!


1. Parparoussis Taos 2012: 96/100
Yiannis Karakasis MW : "This has fine aromatic complexity, with a leafy character but also funky notes on the nose. Very elegant and precise on the palate. A wine of class and character."




2. Zafeirakis Limniona 2015: 95/100
Nico Manesis: "This is a one-of-a-kind wine. I think of this variety as Greece’s answer to Pinot Noir."



3. Petrakopoulos Mavro (Mavrodaphne) 2015: 93/100
*Available vintage: 2016
"A herbal undertone of sage, bay leaf and thyme adds complexity to the long chocolate finish."




4. T-Oinos Clos Stegasta Mavrotragano 2015: 92/100
*Available vintage: 2016
"Leather undertones are followed by well-integrated oak that carries a long Pu’er tea-inspired finish."



5. Dimopoulos Xinomavro 2015: 92/100
"An appealing nose of dried tomatoes and cherries, with fig and date notes. The palate shows fresher fruit, with some tannic grip and fresh acidity."




6. Aivalis Le Sang de la Pierre 2016: 91/100
"Broad aromatics are evident with lots of concentrated fruit and a subtle mineral undertow making this an approachable, fresh and balanced wine."




7. Boutari Naoussa Legacy 1879 - 2007: 91/100
"Meaty notes, lamb broth and coffee complexity. There are prune, dried fig and black olive tapenade notes too, with ripe tannins giving power and structure."





8. Estate Foundis 2011: 91/100
*Available vintage: 2012
"Barolo-like character, boasting a layered palate and finish."






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