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Boutari Legacy 1879 Xinomavro 2007 Wine Review

Boutari Legacy 1879 Xinomavro 2007

Boutari Legacy 1879 Xinomavro 2007

Naoussa, Greece

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $49.00

Drink: 2012-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Boutari

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This Boutari Legacy 1879 Xinomavro 2007 was reviewed on March 17, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

A special single-vineyard production in honour of the history of Boutari. Brick-hued with big, enticing aromas - raisin, spice, clove, dried cherry and a funkiness that I had a hard time pinpointing (like well-used leather sandals?) but Boutari describes as tomato juice, and it is! Very V8! Notes of sherry and lingering tobacco leaf coated with some wicked, huge stemmy tannins, brilliant! Couldn't put this one down. Great with smoked blue cheese, charcuterie, rare lamb chops and the like.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

If this is what all Greek wines taste like I'm booking my flight to Greece tomorrow. This is a 100% Xinomavro wine from the Boutari family, named in honour of John Boutari and the year the company was establshed in Naoussa. The colour is that of a wine that is starting to age but the contents are anything but. Layers of aromas, smoke, cigar and cooked dark fruits. Tannins are smooth and acidity nicely balanced. A full bodied wine with a long finish that comes from spending 12 months in french oak. I paired this with a charcuterie platter that included some smoked blue cheese and it was memorable. Tasted March 20, 2017.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Dark brick colour with luscious aromas of mincemeat pie, raisin, fig with sweet spice.
Grippy tannins and long finish with dark, dried fruit on the palate. Pair with cured meats. Tasted March 2017.

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