(From 2012 Vintage) Tight on the nose with a hint of tar laying under notes of dried peaches and preserved lemons. Very smooth and polished in the mouth, theres good acidity here and fine underlying minerality but this has a richer mouthfeel than most whites from Santorini, a mouthfeel even a Chardonnay lover could be attracted to. The flavors lean towards the mineral, with some under-ripe apple and peach notes on the mid-palate that lead to a long, slightly astringent and textural finish that offers quite the contrast to the lush mid-palate. A modern take on Assyrtiko that remains true to its roots. The finish here really shows how assertive Assyrtiko the grape. It is not to be tamed.
Brilliant pale yellow color wine. A pleasant and distinctive aroma of citrus fruits. A fatty wine with a very good balance, full taste of figs and plums, and a long aromatic aftertaste.
Wine & SpiritsThe 2010 Santorini, clocking in at 13.5%, is typically a nicely priced, generally available choice on Santorini. This starts ripe up front, with the steel and acidity asserting itself strongly on the finish. As it warms up, it is all about the structure, showing finesse and delicacy, combined with persistence on the finish, as the acidity and lemony nuances assert themselves. It acquires a certain austerity and hard edge, more so than the 2009, I think, at a similar age. Drink now-2017.