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Boutari Xinomavro 2009

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Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

A wine with deep red colour, with the typical aromatic character of Xinomavro, cedar, olive, tomato juice, spices and mint. In mouth it is balanced full-bodied withgood acidity and sweet flavor of vanilla, cocoa, berry surrounded by the oak barrel.

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Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A surprising, flavourful wine. Aromas of dark ripe fruit, spice and anise that get more pronounced as the wine opens up. Full bodied, medium tannins. Tart cherry and anise carries through on the palate, along with a hint of a briny ripe olive. Delicious, flavourful, and a great value wine.
Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

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John Szabo, MS

As always, an attractively priced, savoury old world red from Boutari, the 'regular' bottling of Naoussa (made from xinomavro) in 2009 is fairly approachable now, though still marked by pleasantly grippy and dusty tannins and crunchy acids. I enjoy the savoury, dried resinous herb and sundried tomato-olive paste type flavours. To put this into context, think of traditional style sangiovese from Chianti and you're in the right style zone. Tasted July 2014. Value Rating: ***




Natalie's Review

Boutari Xinomavro 2009, Naoussa, Macedonia P.D.O., Greece: Full-bodied, smooth and juicy with haunting aromas of rose petal and dried red fruits. Lots of acidity for food. Earthy and dry. Classic Old World style, not fruit-forward. Some dark spices on the finish makes it ideal for hearty meat dishes. This has the signature of Xinomavro, the leading red grape in modern Greek wines, with cedar and black olive notes. Loads of mouth-watering acidity for lamb. Excellent for the price. Drink: 2013-2017. 764118 13.50% XD 750 mL  $13.95 Score: 88/100. August 2, 2014 Best Value Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine  Full Review

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