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Kitma Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills 2012

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There are 7 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Sharon Lécuyer rated this wine as 82/100 with the following review:

Ripe cherry on the nose. Peppery and cedar on the palette with plenty of tannin and astringent on the finish. Definitely need to eat this one with food. Peppercorn steak would be terrific. Be sure to give this a significant amount of decanting time. For me, it was open on Sunday, and I sampled a bit every day until Thursday to see if more time would help open this one up. Gradually it got better, but I was disappointed that the tannins overpowered the enjoyment of the 5-year old wine.

(Tasted March 29, 2017)
Carola Price rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Deep cherry red. Interesting nose with a combination of smoke and fruit. Some tobacco and pencil lead. Big bold start but it finishes short and any fruit at the onset completely disappears.
Save your money.
Nicole Lewis rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This deep garnet wine offers up aromas of campfire smoke and cracked fresh black pepper with undertones of blackberry and cherry. This dry, medium to full-bodied wine delivers flavours of smoky blackberry, and cherry. The tannins are remarkable and notable, so is the acidity. This wine would pair well with rare meat dishes including bison, and venison.

Reviewed by Nicole T. Lewis on July 24, 2016.
rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Another translucent ruby red Greek red with floral-smoky-peppery aromas, although somewhat softer on the nose. But on the palate this red packs a punch: very dry, grippy tannins, acidic with stewed dark fruit, leather and bitter chocolate on the finish. A Xinomavo, Merlot and Syrah blend. A meat-friendly wine that would likely be much better after a few years in the cellar.
Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A blend of 50% Xinomavro, 30% Merlot and 20% Syrah from Naoussa in North West Greece. Moderately intense fruity, floral and tea leaf notes feature on the nose. A sturdy structure, full body and fresh acidity provide nice balance on the palate. Ripe dark fruits and cedar notes linger on the medium length finish. Nicely crafted, though not very memorable.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Dried herbs an baking spices, plum and tart cherry aromas. Grippy, drying tannins hit you first, followed by juicy plum. This would be great for rare steak, but could probably use a few years in the cellar to mellow it a bit.
Lori Kilmartin rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Robust aromas of dark cooked fruit, a touch of smoke and leather. In your face tannins that need some time to tame down. Medium acidity and a medium tannic finish. This needs some air to breathe so definitely decant. Tasted July 24, 20016

Natalie's Review

Kitma Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills 2012, Imathia, Macedonia P.G.I., Greece: A peppery rustic red wine with a firm tannic grip. Decant 2 hours. Aromas of toasty black fruit and toasty oak. Pair with rare cuts of meat. Drink: 2014-2019. 459742 14% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 25, 2017 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine  Full Review




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