Genesis Xinomavro Merlot 2014, Pgi Macedonia

Red Blend Red Blend
Macedonia, World

$13.75 (465914)

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89 pts
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March 04, 2017

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a very pretty nose of raspberry/currant fruit, a hint of evergreen, spice and well honed oak vanillin. It's...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

To get through the tohu vavohu of tasting dozens deep, the launch point at Geneis is perfect, from the beginning, by...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A mid-weight blend with merlot tempering the tense and spicy, young xinomavro. Lovely tension still and a mineral...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a well-made, firm but fleshy, fruity and savoury blend of native xinomavro with merlot from northern Greece....

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Community Reviews (2)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Full flavoured, tasteful wine that is a great buy

Description: Light ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This wine features sandalwood, dark cherry, plum, raspberry, tamarind, blackberry, red & black pepper, cassis, tobacco leaves and cherry pipe tobacco on the nose. Medium to medium+ body with medium+ tannin, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Interesting Note: Love the nose on this wine. Reminds of wines from Graves.

Drink now or in the next 5 of years on its own or pair it with a medley of Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Peppers and Beets served with Grilled Flank Steak.

Tasted: 20 June 2017

Best Buy & Amazing Buy at clearance price

Score: 9/10, Value: 9+/10 (Clearance price: 10/10) Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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

Medium bodied blend of xinomavro and merlot. Stylistically, this leans more toward the savoury old-world. I enjoyed the ripe red fruit, sour cherries, and hint of earth. A bit of vanilla checks in but doesn't get in the way of the overall character of the wine. Seems to me to be drinking quite nicely right now. Picked up on sale at $13.75...a bargain by anyone's standards. Tasted Oct 2017.

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