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Boutari Grande Reserve Xinomavro 2010

Boutari Grande Reserve Xinomavro 2010
Boutari Grande Reserve Xinomavro 2010

Naoussa P.D.O., Greece

Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 8
Price: $18.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 12.5%

Drink: 2012-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Boutari

Trevor Sabourin rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is a fantastic value made from the xinomavro grape. It could easily pass for a Barolo or Barbaresco three times the price, if one did not know beforehand what was in their glass. There is a pronounced, well-developed bouquet of sweet dried cherries and cranberries, fig, sundried tomato, black olive, rose petals and potpourri, and myriad nuances ranging from various spices, herbs, and cocoa, to earthy (black soil and mushroom), tobacco, and gamey/leather notes. On the palate the fruit is dried yet tangy at the same time (thanks to high acids), and the complexities offered on the nose continue, with more noticeable licorice, balsamic, and crushed stone notes. The tannins in this wine are high and quite grippy, yet they are well-integrated. The finish is long and complex. A very satisfying wine overall. It is drinking beautifully now, but still has a few years of life left. Pair with lamb, beef, or hard cheeses. Tasted Oct. 2016.


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