(2019) A Moschofilero and Roditis blend, made in stainless steel, this is fresh and yet ripe with a fleshy fruit character. Fruity and bright, lots of elegant fat lemon and orange fruit, a hint of the exotic and I like the long and bright finish with a little weight and texture too.
(2019) In terms of the export market this is Gaia's entry level red wine. It shows a little bit of cedary oak, and fresh dry flavours on the palate. Easy-drinking red, ripe with smoothing oak and gentle tannins into a spicy finish. Nice juiciness and freshness.
(2019) From organic vineyards (certified) planted at altitude in the north of the mainland's Peloponnese peninsula, there's a vivid crimson colour here and an equally vivid aroma: red liquorice, cherry and a definite floral note, a touch of ash too. In the mouth it is a vivacious wine, those bright aromas transferred directly into flavour, so cherry and red fruits dominate, no oak, but a nicely tempered backbone of noteable acidity and tightly-grained tannins to give a supple, fresh appeal.
(2019) A wine from the Peloponnese peninsula, and a domaine established in 1986 by Burgundy-trained Georges Skouras. This blends Agiorgitiko and Cabernet Sauvignon, the nose fragrant and brightly-lit, juicy cherry and red fruits as well as a peppercorn note. On the palate there is loads of sweet, concentrated fruit, both a crisp, lighter raspberry character and more substantial black fruit backing it up. There's a little coffee and liquorice adding a bittersweet edge to the tannins and acidity, in an approachable if leaner style.
(2003) 100% Merlot. Real spice-box infusion of sandalwood, cedar and toast, with peppery notes and quite a deep seam of black fruit. The palate has some pleasant green/black olive interest to quite lush cherry fruit. There are drying tannins and hints of spice and a little wilder edge to an otherwise orthodox, heavily oaked Merlot.
(2003) A blend of Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc. More big, toasty, spicy new oak lavished on this wine. Sweet, minty, super-ripe blackcurrant and cassis fruit. The palate is big and drying, with a solid tannic structure and lots of oak supporting. There is depth and a hint of plumskin bitterness that is nice in the mix.
(1998) Much praised by wine critics, there is extraordinary depth to this wine which at first seems overpowered with charred aromas of toasted oak. On the palate it is surprisingly clean and fresh. It is bursting with tropical fruit and sharply defined by citrus acidity. The oak is still prominent and adds a chewy quality. Long, unusual and full of interest.