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Tsantali Naoussa Xinomavro 2011

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There are 5 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Jon Steeves 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!
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)
Valérie Dufour 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.
Monique Sosa 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

Natalie's Review

Tsantali Naoussa Xinomavro 2011, Naoussa, Macedonia A.P., Greece: 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. Drink: 2013-2019. 209627 13% XD 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 90/100. April 25, 2017 Top Rated Red Wine. Luscious Lamb Wine  Full Review




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