Intense black color. Very inexpressive on the nose nose with some muted plum fruits. Edgy crispness and chunky texture with flavors of sour plum, prune, strong coffee and balsamic notes. Moderate finish with a spicy, tart grip.
Aromas of mint, cedar and spices are followed by medium-bodied vanilla and berry flavors in this approachable red from Greece. The dry-style red offers good acidity and balance and will pair well with dishes of the Mediterranean—think olives, grilled lamb, moussaka.
Reasonably nice peach, melon and apple flavors are nothing extraordinary, but together they make for a decent nose. The palate is soft but not what you’d call flabby, while flavors of pear, apple and banana are innocuous and shouldn’t send anyone running to the door. For best results, drinknow.
Starts with thick, raisiny aromas and later perfume and violets enter the scene. But in the mouth it’s sort of thick and lumpy, with blackberry and cassis flavors but not much verve, tannin or acidity. Seems top-loaded, without much structure or finish to seal the deal.
A mix of raisiny aromas and grass notes gives this wine a green sort of bouquet. The palate is chunky, with thick berry and plum flavors that are good if not put under the microscope. More voluminous than precise, with big tannins and a “country” sort of personality, meaning it’s fruity and big but not that refined.
A lean wine, with tight red berry fruits, firm tannins and a generous amount of acidity. This wine shows the lightness of 2007, offering developed tobacco and spice flavors followed by tense black currant acidity.
Smoky, savory berry and vanilla aromas lead this friendly Shiraz. On the palate, smoky meat and pepper spice meld with juicy, ripe fruit. The wine is smoky and full of complex spice. The lingering finish has a meaty spin. Pair with lamb stew, grilled meats.