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Boutari Grande Reserve Xinomavro 2013 Wine Review

Boutari Grande Reserve Xinomavro 2013

Boutari Grande Reserve Xinomavro 2013

Naoussa P.D.O., Greece

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2019-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Boutari

Agent: Kolonaki Fine Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A great value, full-bodied Xinomavro with layers of dark berry and plum fruit, raisin, savoury spice, leathery and smoky flavours on the palate. Pair with aged cheeses. Nice now but can easily cellar for three more years.

Xinomavro food pairings: Walldorf salad with sweet cranberries, minestrone soup, quinoa, herb and onion burgers.

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This Boutari Grande Reserve Xinomavro 2013 was reviewed on November 7, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Made from Xinomavro, a beautiful Greek grape variety that is not well known here in Canada and is hard to find in Ontario stores. This wine comes from Naoussa, in the Macedonia area of Greece which produces fantastic Xinomavro. Aged 2 years in oak barrels and then 2 years in the bottle, this wine is earthy on the nose with aromas of dried eucalyptus, fallen autumn leaves, dark honey, plum, sour cherry, potpourri, cedar, green olives, beets, and vanilla.

On the palate, it is medium bodied with fresh acidity and with flavours of blackberry, roasted cocoa beans, floral notes, and smoke. The tannins are present and have grip. Decant before serving. It still has lots of life and could use a bit of time so I bought an extra bottle to keep in my cellar.

Wine-Food Pairing: Pair with barbecued steak, beef brochettes, barbecued Portobello mushrooms, or with sharp cheeses.

Tasted November 2019

Boutari 2013 Xinomavro Grande Reserve is made from Xinomavro sourced from the Naoussa Protected Designation of Origin region, a designation given to wine (and food) as a mark of origin specific to the territory where they are produced. This is a juicy mouth-watering red wine with ripe dark plum, berries, dried herbs, savoury spice and smoky flavours on the palate Boutari was founded in Naoussa region of Greece back in 1879. This vintage was awarded Gold at the 2017 Thessaloniki International Wine Competition. - Community Wine Reviews

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