Pale lemon colored, this wine has medium aromas of lemon/lime, overripe papaya, chocolate (yup, the milky kind), saline, wet slate and juniper. The palate is dry yet shows off ripe fruit sweetness. The acidity is quite high and the body is full. Flavors of citrus and ripe papaya are predominant with some floral/aromatic notes coming through. I don’t get the chocolate on the palate but there is crisp minerality. The finish is full of flavor and mid length- a delicious wine. I would give this bottle 90 points and drink it till 2024. My pairing tonight is with pan roasted scallops over a veggie pasta. A stunner for under $12 that gets 5 stars. Salut….
Hermes Assyrtiko 2021, Peloponnese, Greece
10 Wednesday Aug 2022