Boutari Grande Reserve 2007

Other Red Other Red
Naoussa, Greece

$18.95 (140111)

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89 pts
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January 18, 2014

Critic Reviews (8)

Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Poor mans Barolo. There is lots of garnet on the rim showing its seven years of age. The nose is intense and complex...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Once you go Xinomavro, especially with this stupidly good value, you never go back. An inoculate of bright cherry...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Delicate, and even better than the 2004. Texture is nebbiolo-esque, but with softer tannins and crispy acidity. Quite...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A really intriguing wine despite the obvious maturity notable on both the nose and palate. There is so much...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

When you think of Greek wines, what comes to mind? After the piney Retsina, probably not too much. But there is an...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A perennial favorite of mine, particularly on the value scale, Boutari's 2007 Naoussa grande reserve (xinomavro)...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Smoky, resin, prune, and cedar aromas flecked with pepper, black berry, soy, tobacco, somewhat meaty aromas. Full,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This garnet-brick shaded, medium weight, traditional Euro styled red is ready to go, although some tannic grit...

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Community Reviews (8)

Monika  Janek
Monika Janek

Coming to us from Greece, this red offers so much for the sub $20 range. Herbal, spice, dried berries, and tomato tickle the nose. Light and dry on its feet, it unfolds nicely on the palate with earthy tones and licorice. This Xinomavro-based wine has a very good length that ties everything together, leaving an excellent lasting impression. Great value. Tasted February 2013.

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Garnet-brickish colour in the glass, which suggests its age, this is an interesting, traditional Old World style of wine. The nose is dominated by dried red/tart cherry fruit, oak spice, and earthy and herbaceous notes. It's medium-light bodied with quite high acid and tannins that are somewhat high as well (reminiscent of nebbiolo). The finish is long with the sour cherry and herbaceousness notes most dominant. Amazing value for fans of this style. Tasted February 2013.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

I had the opportunity to taste the 2008 ahead of the 2007 and they are similar, perhaps fruit fading slightly more on the 07 and a bit more garnet in colour. Some funk, red berry, cherry, leather, tomato, anise, spice. Medium bodied, with still sticky tannins and medium plus acidity, there's very good length. A touch thin, but holding up well. July 2015.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

The comparison to Nebbiolo is certainly applicable here. Even its brick colour is similar to Nebbiolo. Despite 6+ years of age, the tannin is still firm (just like, you know...), with tart acidity and bright, earthy sour cherry flavours. Remarkably complex and long finishing for such a modestly priced wine. Just a superb red in the best old world tradition. Tasted Feb 2014.

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Laurie Fox
Laurie Fox

Barolo lite!! wonderful value

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Adam
Adam

Sour cherry/raspberry nose with loads of supporting woodsyness, liquorice and mild tobacco. The palate is very firm and dry with tart cherry & herbal earthiness. Lots of flavour here wound in an old world kind of austerity that is very refreshing and pure.

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Tony  G
Tony G

This was very nice, similar in style/taste to a lighter Barolo or Barbaresco. Recommended.89/90

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100% agree with JS.

Xinomavro is still new to me, but I am truely enjoying it. A great alternative to Italian and is always an interesting wine to bring to a friend's for dinner or as a gift.

Very nicely paired with tomato based dishes.

Tasted February 2013.

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