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Costa Lazaridi Amethystos 2014 Wine Review

Costa Lazaridi Amethystos 2014

Costa Lazaridi Amethystos 2014

Drama P.G.I., Greece

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Costa Lazaridi

Agent: Dionysus Wines & Spirits Ltd.

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Michel Rolland. A juicy full-bodied Greek red wine with purple and black plums notes on the nose and palate. Tannic grip. MINE: Savory black olives and mint on the nose of this medium-bodied Greek red wine blend. Firm tannins. Consulting Michel Rolland has worked with more than 100 wineries in 13 countries. Rolland has a hand in this Greek red wine. Amethystos is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 20% Merlot and 10% of the native Agiorgitiko also known as Saint George grapes. Lots of ripe fruit in this wine, ripe tannins, firm palate, structure and good acidity. OTHER: Carola Price rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review: Berry and spice on the nose. The body is huge and slightly overly alcoholic. Heavy bodied this wine would benefit from a chill when drinking. The flavours of cherry, cassis, tobacco and some chocolate overtones. Pairing with mushrooms and grilled or roasted lamb and garlic. Drink now to 6 years. OTHER: Nicole Lewis rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: Deep garnet in hue this Greek red blend offers up a complex nose of ripe cherry, black olives and campfire smoke. This is a crisp medium to full-bodied red with grippy tannins and ripe cherry and a soupçon of cassis on the palate. A great choice for red meat dishes. Reviewed by Nicole T. Lewis on July 24, 2016. OTHER: Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review: Dark plum, black cherry, with a light touch of India ink, and earthiness. Deep plum coloured. Rich plum flavours, grippy tannins, medium acidity, and a medium grippy plum finish. OTHER: Created by legendary 'flying winemaker' Michel Rolland, this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Agiorgitiko is rich, decadent and quite well structured. Oodles of woodsmoke, plum sauce, chocolate cake and blackcurrant jelly flesh out an opulent and mouthfilling wine. The finish is long and gloriously smoky. Pair with chargrilled beef or mutton skewers with bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic and herbs. (Vintages panel, May 2017). - Community Wine Reviews

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