Medium ruby colored in the glass with medium intensity aromas of cherry, pomegranate, cranberry, dill and sea air. The palate is dry with medium (+) acidity and medium tannins. I get tart flavors of red fruit with some zippiness alongside some green dill notes and the saline component. This wine is medium bodied and carries through to a dry, medium length finish. It’s crisp and refreshing and I like it. 90 points from me for this $15 bottle makes it a 5 star effort. Pasta, kebabs, kofta or cheesy casseroles would pair nicely. Drink till 2026. Salut….
Medium ruby colored bordering on a touch of garnet for this 4 year old wine. The nose has aromas of black cherry, blackberry, stewed black plum, anise, cedar shake, nutmeg, hummus (earthy) and garigue. The palate is dry with medium (-) acidity and medium (+) tannins. Medium to full-bodied I get flavors of black fruit, some stewed notes indicating age, oak influence (cedar) and anise with some earthiness. The tannins grip for a long while on the medium length finish. I like this 90 point wine and think it is at peak. Drink till 2025 with grilled meats or heavy baked dishes like Moussaka. For $18 it’s a great intro to this decidedly Greek varietal. 5 stars. Salut….
I’m cooking Lamb Chops with olive oil, lemon, garlic and other sundry Mediterranean spices so I figured a Greek wine would pair nicely. I have never tried Agiorgitiko before and am looking forward to this pale ruby colored wine that carries a relatively light 13% ABV. The nose has some interesting spices- nutmeg, crushed black pepper and cinnamon. Red fruit notes from pomegranate, red plum and black cherry try to compete for space but the spices dominate. Some oak is present but very faint. On the palate this wine has sweet fruit and the obvious spices. It’s a dry wine (ie. no residual sugar) that has really smooth, integrated tannins that balance nicely with juicy acidity. Medium (-) body and a svelte finish that is medium in length makes for a delightful mouthfeel. If this is what the varietal is like I am thinking of many possible pairings. Not a blockbuster but well made and enjoyable in the near term. Drink with grilled meat, rich pasta dishes or some charcuterie. 89 points and for $15- 4 stars. Salut….