Argyropoulos, 14/27 Agiorgitiko 2019

(2023) From one of Greece's red wine hotspots, Nemea on the Peloponnese peninsula. This is 100% Agiorgitiko (sometimes known as 'Saint George'), aged in French oak barrels with some new oak. Its name comes from an ancient Greek convention of bringing together 14 or 27 people to discuss an idea. Medium density dark crimson in colour, there is some floral fragrance here, intertwined with fresh cherry and bright cassis fruit. Oak adds a subtle sheen of vanilla. Plenty of ripeness and succulence on the palate, but nicely brisk acidity, along with moderate tannins and just 12% alcohol leaves this juicy and spicy in the finish. Note the 'mixed dozen' price of £12.99. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas.

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