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Kir Yianni Paranga Syrah Merlot Xinomavro 2015 Wine Review

Kir Yianni Paranga Syrah Merlot Xinomavro 2015

Kir Yianni Paranga  Syrah Merlot Xinomavro 2015

Macedonia, Greece

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 10

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Price: $14.55

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Kir Yianni

Agent: The Kolonaki Group Inc

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Lip-smacking delicious with juicy purple plums and blueberries. A whiff of cinnamon spice on the finish. Full-bodied and generous.

Syrah Merlot Xinomavro food pairings: pork tenderloin, grilled meat and seafood.

This Kir Yianni Paranga Syrah Merlot Xinomavro 2015 was reviewed on April 13, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aromas of warm cinnamon, plums, berries, and some pepper. Full bodied, nice acidity, lots of fruit and berry on the palate, more spicy on the finish. Definitely a wine to have with pork, but would stand up to a steak too. Great value.
Nicole Lewis rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Ripe cherry and smoke greet the nose on this medium bodied Greek blend. I has medium to high acidity and offers up flavours of cherry, clove and cranberry. A lovely blend that would pair well with donair or lamb souvlaki.

Reviewed March 11, 2018.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Super fun, with crushed plum, purple and red flowers, oak, berry coulis, and a touch of herb. 88 points.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Juicy blackberry fruit, savoury herb, big bold grippy tannins. Tasted 2015 vintage in March 2018. 87 points
Lori Kilmartin WSET3 - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

The Kir-Yianni Vineyard is part of the Boutari family located on the slopes of Mount Vermion. This is an unusual Greek blend of Merlot 50%, Xinomavro 25%, Syrah 25% that are sourced from contract growers in Northwest Greece. It has a purple hue and is quite juicy. A definite "drink now" wine. Aromas of fresh cherry and cinnamon. Medium body with smooth tannins and low acidity. Lots of fruit and some peppery spice on the palate. Tasted March 20, 2017.
Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

The grapes for this rich yet refreshing un-oaked blend of Merlot (50%), Xinomavro (25%), and Syrah (25%), are sourced from the Cru vineyards of Agios Panteleimon, in Northern Greece. This area is known for its cold winters and warm summers, resulting in high fruit concentration, ripeness, and rich aromas. Aged for eight months in stainless steel and one month in the bottle before release, the tannins are extremely soft and the acidity is refreshing which makes this wine quite food-friendly. With generous red fruit flavours – plum and cherry – some chocolate and spicy notes, this wine is soft and fruity, with enough good acidity to even be paired well with fish, spicy dishes, or poultry, such as quail or Cornish hen. On a hot summer day enjoy it slightly chilled at 54- 58 °F (12-14 °C).
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

This is a blend of Merlot (50%) Xinomavro (25%) and Syrah (25%) Medium ruby colour with purple reflections. Young fruit featured here, cherry, light skinned plum and purple flower blossoms. Flavours consist of sour dusty cherries, blackberries and stoney minerals. 86 points. - March 2018
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Interesting wine aged entirely in steel tanks for eight months before bottling - no oak ageing. Fresh berries abound and there is a hint of spice; savoury, rough tannins bring structure and interest to this blend.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Dark ruby in colour with aromas of plum, cherry and cinnamon. It is medium bodied with medium tannins and acidity with flavours of tart cherry, plum and some spice. Tasted on March 11, 2018.
Eamonn Donnelly reviewed this wine as follows:

Interesting Greek blend aged entirely in stainless steal - I was fooled. Simple fruit aromas, cranberry and blackberries - tart and underripe. Has a unique smoky mineral element.

Tart red fruit on the palate gives the wine vibrance. Short finish, medium - body. Easy drinking, fruit driven wine.

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