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03.10.2017

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2016 Domaine Porto Carras • Malagouzia

Malagouzia

Rating: 89
Drink Date: 2017 - 2020
Reviewed by: Mark Squires
Issue Date: 28th Apr 2017
Source: 230, The Wine Advocate

The 2016 Malagouzia was partly (20%) aged for three months in a 60/40 blend of new and used French oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Sourced from 25 to 30-year-old vines, this brand is, says the winery, the first bottled Malagouzia in Greece (from 1994). Handling its nominal wood perfectly, even at this young age, this has all that Malagouzia flavor, spice and enchanting aromatics. The texture gives it a smooth feel, but the fruit and freshness cut through quickly enough. This is well done and nicely priced. Drink it young for best results.

Producer: Domaine Porto Carras
From: Greece , Macedonia , PGI Halkidiki

2016 Domaine Porto Carras • White Soul

White Soul


Rating: 88
Drink Date: 2017 - 2020
Reviewed by: Mark Squires
Issue Date: 28th Apr 2017
Source: 230, The Wine Advocate

The 2016 White Soul is a 70/30 blend of Athiri and Muscat of Alexandria, dry, unoaked and coming in at 12% alcohol. It comes with fancy packaging that belies the modest price point I was given (in Greece, it's only about six Euros). How's the wine? Quite delightful. Sprightly, perky and aromatic, this is fresh and delicious, with a crisp edge to support the fruit. It isn't the most powerful wine ever, but given the price point, everything it does is more than respectable. In its youth, it is a big overachiever. It is a fine value and a wine that will appeal to both geeks and novices this summer.

Producer: Domaine Porto Carras
From: Greece , Macedonia

2015 Domaine Porto Carras • Assyrtiko

Assyrtiko

Rating: 88
Drink Date: 2017 - 2020
Reviewed by: Mark Squires
Issue Date: 28th Apr 2017
Source: 230, The Wine Advocate

The 2015 Assyrtiko was partly (50%) aged for six months in French oak (60% new). This is another nicely-priced, white bargain from Porto Carras this issue. This handles its oak beautifully, showing mostly a slightly sweet edge on first pour, then some emerging power on the increasingly dry finish. It provides freshness, too, and the fruit holds its own perfectly, making it fun to drink. The depth is reasonable for this price level and it has a serious feel, while not becoming overly brooding. You can't go wrong at that price. It will be great this summer.

Producer: Domaine Porto Carras
From: Greece , Macedonia , PGI Halkidiki

2014 Domaine Porto Carras • LimNeon

Limneon

Rating: 84
Drink Date: 2017 - 2023
Reviewed by: Mark Squires
Issue Date: 28th Apr 2017
Source: 230, The Wine Advocate

The 2014 LimNeon is a Limnio with a fancy, bright, neon label. (This is the same Limnio as seen in the past, but with new labeling and a new name.) It was aged for 12 months in an 80/20 mixture of used and new French oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Along the lines of the Ruby Heart reviewed this issue (that being a blend, however), this shows too little concentration, rather good structure and some Nebbiolo-esqe flavors on the finish. I slightly preferred this because of its juicier finish, giving it a bit of life and more lifted fruit.

Producer: Domaine Porto Carras
From: Greece , Macedonia , PDO Slopes of Meliton

2014 Porto Carras • Ruby Heart

Ruby Heart

Rating: 83
Drink Date: 2017 - 2021
Reviewed by: Mark Squires
Issue Date: 28th Apr 2017
Source: 230, The Wine Advocate

The 2014 Ruby Heart is a blend of 40% Limnio, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah equally dividing the rest. It was aged for 12 months in mostly (80%) French oak, only 20% new. This is a bit light and a bit dusty, not showing much in the way of fruit flavor. This vintage wasn't always the easiest in much of Greece, with many wines showing better structure than fruit. In terms of structure, this is pretty nice for the price category. There isn't much fruit to go with it, though. In its defense, I rather liked the bitter almond, Nebbiolo-esque flavors, but it did seem a bit diluted. Drink it on the younger side and it will make a decent house pour in a restaurant.

Producer: Porto Carras
From: Greece , Macedonia , Halkidiki

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