The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Wines of Greece: 17 January, 2019

Wine

Grape

Area

Price

Supplier

Comments

Semeli Mantinia Nassiakos 2017

12%
Best White

Equal 2nd overall

Moschofilero

Nemea,

Peloponnese

10.50

Wine

Society

Bouquet more distinctive than palate, dry fruit acidity, lychees, pineapple, sherbet, full in the mouth.

Tetramythos Roditis Natur 2017

12%

Roditis

Mount Helmos, near Patras,

Peloponnese

10.95

Wine

Society

Petillant? Sherbet lemons with a touch of bitterness, pear drops, yeasty, little length.

Thymiopoulos Malagousia 2016

12%

Malagousia

Valley of the Muses, Central Greece

10

M&S

Little bouquet, tarragon, herby palate, resiny at the end.

Thymiopoulos Atma White 2017

13%

Assyrtiko

Central Macedonia


12.99

Waitrose

Melon bouquet but not assertive, complex palate, apple, mineral, good balance, almond finish.

Atlantis Santorini 2017


13%

90% Assyrtiko,

5% Aidani,

5% Athiri

Santorini

12

M&S

More open bouquet and palate, herby on the nose, fresh fruit acidity, delicious, mineral, good solid flavor, well-made wine.

Retsina Tetramythos

12%

Roditis

Mount Helmos, near Patras,

Peloponnese

8.50

Wine

Society

Aniseed and pine needles on the nose, low key refreshing wine, myrtle, thyme, lacks kick of traditional Retsina.

Porto Carras Limneon Organic 2016

13.5%

Limnio

PDO Slopes of Meliton (Sithonia, Halkidiki)

15.49

Borders Wines

Powerful bouquet, smooth, mint, herbal, well-pronounced tannin (too dominant?), softness, sweetness.

Thymiopoulos Xinomavro 2014

14%

Xinomavro

Naoussa

11

M&S

Very unusual, spicy, fruits of the forest, white pepper, cloves, sweetness, mango chutney, cherries, opulent, light tannin.

Tetramythos Agiorgitiko Organic 2016

12.5%

Agiorgitiko

PGI Peloponnese (Ano Diakopto, Egialia)

14.29

Borders Wines

Floral, mineral, light, soft, mellow on the palate, red fruit, cherries, rich strawberries, full-bodied, lacks character.

Thymiopoulos Rapsani Terra Petra 2016

13.5%
Equal 2
nd overall

Xinomavro

PDO Rapsani

20

Wine Society

Lots of spice and dark fruits, damson on the nose, good legs, silky tannin, astringency on the palate.

Samos Anthemis 2012

15%

Best Wine and Best Value

Muscat Blanc

AOC Samos

9.50

Wine Society

Toffee, burnt marmalade, Caramac, dried fruit soaked in brandy, prunes in Armagnac, not cloying, fabulous, classy wine.




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