2021 Assyrtiko "Wild Ferment" from Skouras, bought at Majestic for £16 (£13 mix six price) for a WSET study session this weekend. Finished the bottle on Monday. The primary fruit was mostly green apple and grapefruit, a little floral, a lot leesy, saline, and some wet stone mineral notes (don't tell WSET I used the term "mineral"). Very fresh, and more concentrated than I expected. I'd be curious to see what this would do with a little bottle age, because I suspect it would evolve some savoury herbal notes that would be very pleasant.
I've been somewhat snobby about Majestic in the past, but I'll take it back, because I thought the entire flight was good for the prices!
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I know Assyrtiko is now planted all over Greece, so it would be nice to find very good examples at £13 - Assyrtiko from Santorini seems to have soared above £20/£25 minimum almost 'overnight'. I really liked the last edition of the TWS own-label Santorini at £15, but it's sold out and I await to see for how much the next vintage will offered.