Santo Assyrtiko 2016, Santorini

Assyrtiko Assyrtiko
Santorini, Greece

$15.05 (459032)

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87 pts
5

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The 2016 vintage pours with quite deep yellow colour. There is a certain ripeness as well with waxy, yellow plum/pear...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Assyrtiko is native to the volcanic Greek island of Santorini where it thrives in the mineral rich soils. It is grown...

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Community Reviews (3)

benjamin_lawrence
benjamin_lawrence

This is an excellent Assyrtiko, although it won't satisfy the purists.It's high acid with a mineral driven palate, with notes of lemon and green sour apple. For 15$ and change this wine deserves 90 points, if somebody asked me for an affordable white that punches far above its weight this wine would be my answer. Could improve with midterm cellaring 2-5 years possibly.

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benjamin_lawrence
benjamin_lawrence

This is an excellent Assyrtiko, although it won't satisfy the purists.It's high acid with a mineral driven palate, with notes of lemon and green sour apple. For 15$ and change this wine deserves 90 points, if somebody asked me for an affordable white that punches far above its weight this wine would be my answer. Could improve with midterm cellaring 2-5 years possibly.

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Niki
Niki

Nose: Salty lemons, orange blossom, and honey suckle. It’s just really fresh and smells like being by the sea.
Palate: Super high acid. There’s a lot of minerality just swirling around with a salty structure that gives the wine some body and weight (it’s refreshing though, don’t worry!). It’s really lemony and fresh, with a tiny herbal note on the finish. There’s a tiny lactic note – like one of those lemon yogurts in the glass jars if you’d thrown a bunch of Maldon sea salt on top and there was zero sugar added. Full review www.nikinosewine.com/home/2017/9/9/santo-assyrtiko-2016-review

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