Boutari Grande Reserve Naoussa 2016, Pdo

Red Red
Naoussa, Greece

$20.75 (140111)

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90 pts
5
May 15, 2021

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
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David Lawrason

This is so much like a fine nebbiolo from Piedmont that it is uncanny. It is fairly pale ruby garnet with a generous,...

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John Szabo, MS
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John Szabo, MS

Although the price has crept up considerably in recent years (it was always undervalued), this wine remains a...

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Michael Godel
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Michael Godel

The Grande Reserve is xinomavro from Naoussa aged two years in wood plus two more in bottle. It is the epitome of...

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Sara d'Amato
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Sara d'Amato

Dark, intense and broody at present with a great deal of tannic grip and some bitterness. There is a nebbiolo like...

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Community Reviews (1)

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

The release price of this '16 Xinomavro was up $6 from last vintage that I tried - the price has since been reduced. Fruit of course leans to the red spectrum, with some sour cherry and dried red fruit here, along with some earthy notes. I find that the '16 seems to have a bit more noted oak than prior vintages. This, along with the still noted tannin, leads me to suggest that this wine needs a couple of more years in bottle, where I think that it shows better. Wait until 2023...should keep another 5 years beyond that. Tasted Sep 2021.

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