Tsantali Naoussa Xinomavro 2011 Wine Review
Tsantali Naoussa Xinomavro 2011
Naoussa, Macedonia A.P., Greece
Community Reviews: 7
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Peppered black fruit with full-bodied weight. Great for pasta in tomato sauce. This robust, juicy Greek wine is made from the Xinomavro grape which is a dark-skinned grape that creates full-bodied wines with good aging potential. Pair this with a rack of lamb.
Xinomavro food pairings: lamb souvlaki, pizza, donairs.
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This Tsantali Naoussa Xinomavro 2011 was reviewed on April 25, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
A rustic Greek red with pronounced notes of ripe berry fruit, layers of cedar (and pine), forest floor earthiness, and hints of green olives… The palate shows high developing tannins, sky high acidity, and underripe fruit notes (underripe berries and plums, and more olive notes) with a long finish. Enjoy this red wine with grilled lamb chops. Tasted July 2016. @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
|Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Aroma of juicy red plums, cassis, pepper, and herbs. Elegant and juicy mouthfeel with gentle rounded tannins. Well balanced and dry. Lovely sipper and its great acidity would make it pair with rich meat pastas or roasted lamb. Score 89. (S.Segard, reviewed March 26, 2017)
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Tasty, deep ruby red with a purple hue. declared 13%. Ripe fruit and well balanced with moderate tannins, integrating alcohol. Tasted the 2011 vintage in March 2017. Rich ripe blackberry, acai berry, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate. Pairs well with Gyros, or pulled pork tacos. Drinking well on its own. Enjoy 2017-2020. 89 points.
|Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Sunny and leafy kind of wine that sends you straight to Greece,frolicking with satyres and nymphs.Bold and tannic,savory,you need to eat a hearty meal with it. A moussaka,for sure!
|Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Ruby robe. Aromas of black current and spices. Pretty aromatic. Robust wine with a fun personality. Would pair it with red meat grilled on a BBQ.
|This is a spicy, peppery, full-bodied red wine made from the Xinomavro grape and produced by Tsantali - one of the oldest family wineries established over 125 years ago in Macedonia, Greece. The 2011 vintage of Xinomavro Reserve is rich with concentrated black fruit, cherries and a racy acidity. The Xinomavro grape is known for producing wines with great aging potential. - Community Wine Reviews|
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