Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 272,323 strong:

Register Today!
Ad

Domain Mega Spileo Grand Cave 2013 Wine Review

Domain Mega Spileo Grand Cave 2013

Domain Mega Spileo Grand Cave 2013

Achaia P.G.I., Greece

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

  Add My Review


Price: $29.95

Drink: 2020-2030

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Domain Mega Spileo

Agent: The Kolonaki Group Inc

More Vintages: 2012  2011  2010  2010 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

DRY RED / Domain Mega Spileo 2012 is a juicy, full-bodied 60% Mavrodafne, 40% Mavro Kalavritino red blend from the Achaia wine region in Greece. Spileo is fragrant with ripe red, dark fruits and peppers spice on the nose. Riper fruit flavours and full on the palate with leather and spice. MINE: Domain Mega Spileo 2012 is a juicy, full-bodied 60% Mavrodaphne, 40% Mavro Kalavritino red blend from the Achaia wine region in Greece. Deep red in the glass with violet flecks, this wine is fragrant with ripe red, dark fruits and peppers spice on the nose. Riper fruit flavours and full on the palate with leather and spice. Decant one hour prior to pouring with Greek Bifteki. OTHER: The 2013 Domain Mega Spileo Grand Cave, the red blend in this lineup, is a 60/40 blend of Mavrodaphne and Mavro Kalavritino aged for 24 months in 70% new oak, mostly French. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. A single-vineyard wine from 14-year-old vines, this won't be released until mid-2019. This is along the same lines as the 2012 when I first saw that - a little creamy from the wood, hard-edged thanks to the tannins, undeveloped and packed with red fruit flavors. Overall, this seems to have better balance and focus compared to the 2012, along with a hint of game. Ultimately, it should become the better wine, although the 2012 probably drinks slightly better today. At the moment, this needs to be cellared a bit more, or it needs a couple of hours in a decanter. It is too tight and the tannins eventually get in the way of the fruit as it airs out. That said, as with the 2012, an extra hour of air brought it back around to a considerable extent. It does a lot of things beautifully. Eventually, you'll love this for both its flavor and structure. It should age well. Drink date: 2020-2033. Score - 91+ (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, Dec. 28, 2018). - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the Domain Mega Spileo Grand Cave 2013, you might also like these wines:

Ad

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Leeuwin Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon 2014,
Margaret River, Western Australia ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 272,323 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award