PGI Imathia, Macedonia, Greece
Medium garnet fading towards the rim. Intense nose of red cherry, sour cherry, blackberry, strong spices – black pepper, ripe tomatoes, sweet spices – cinnamon. Oak is obvious and perfectly integrated – cedar, smoke. Not as complex as I was hoping – some meaty notes, vaguely leathery. Big bitter tannins, yet ripe. High acidity, full body. Persistent flavours of strawberry, sour cherry, sweet spices – cinnamon, black pepper, ripe tomato, red cherry, blackberry in the mouth. 14.5% alcohol. A classic Xinomavro, with pleasant spicy intrusions from Syrah.
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