Argyros Assyrtiko 2013

Assyrtiko Assyrtiko
Santorini, Greece

$21.95 (387365)

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Quantities were down in 2013, on the already low-yielding Island of Santorini, resulting in wines of impressive...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Pretty pale yellow color, nose smoked and flint, the obvious minerality on the palate, too, of the power and a lot of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A great deal of presence, depth and viscosity in this more imposing style of Santorini assyrtiko. Aromatic with notes...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

This Assyrtiko has a small bass note, down below, beneath the snare and the jump back. It causes quite a Rufus...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

In continuation of recent vintages, this wine vinified exclusively in stainless steel tanks to Repeat minerality and...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Stupendous! While I prefer the unoaked version for its purity of fruit and minerality, this is a great introduction...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Two bottles showed elevated acetic acid (vinegar) according to my low threshold, along with the ripe yellow fruit and...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

In the end, this Assyrtiko from Santorini is too tart for its own good, with a puckering sourness that overwhelms even as it refreshes, but it's still pretty remarkable otherwise. It takes some time to open up in the glass, lemon first, then yellow plum, then, as it evolves, a raw-almond nuttiness that isn't entirely successful, but the highlights are the distinctive notes produced by volcanic soil and island air, namely, expressive minerality throughout and a faint touch of salt hovering about. Time could tame the excess and deepen the flavours, but even now, so young, it's pretty amazing.

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