Cavino Grande Reserve 2008, Pdo Nemea

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Red Blend Red Blend
Peloponnese, Greece

$17.95 (295618)

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89 pts
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October 03, 2015
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Critic Reviews (5)

Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Wooded nose, an evolution, a leather aroma, also some complexity; flavors to match, taut and slightly astringent,...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

From my earlier note of May 2015:

Tasted once again, this time beside the $15 Nemea Reserve 2009, a wine that...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A mid-weight agioritiko from the southern region of the Peloponnese. Dry with an impressive intensity and depth of...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The red wines from Nemea in the Peloponnese are made from the indigenous grape agioritiko. This grand reserve shows...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite lifted, spicy, initially impressive if slightly confected red with rhubarb/currant fruit, mocha and...

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Community Reviews (4)

Nick Soave
Nick Soave

Tasty old world

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Plum, dried fig and herb aromas from the cork. Medium+ aromatics from the glass with blackcurrant, leather, cocoa and plum notes. On the palate, it's medium-bodied with rubber, wild herb, leather, raspberry, and spice flavours. It has very good acidity, dusty tannins, and shows hints of cocoa on the medium-length finish. This fine, maturing wine will drink nicely for another 2-3 years. Tasted Apr/2015.

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It's only wine but I like it

Medium bodied, the flavours of this Greek red are dominated by red fruit (think cherry, raspberry), with a sheen of vanilla from the oak ageing. Nicely balanced, with softening tannin and well-judged acidity. Not quite the complexity or length to score 90+pts, but an enjoyable wine. Should please with a diversity of grilled foods. Drinking now or hold a couple of years. Tasted May 2015.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

On the one hand, this good-value, medium-bodied Agiorgitiko from the Peloponnese comes across like a Pinot Noir with a rough edge, with earthy, woodsy, black peppery notes amidst sharp cherry and raspberry juice, a rustic approach to a sophisticated grape. On the other hand, there's rubber, quite a lot of it, on the nose and palette, and while it dissipates somewhat over time, it's an offensive note throughout. Oh, and there are also those chalky tannins to contend with on the finish. So it's an interesting if also disappointing effort, and it could have been so much better.

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