Drama, Macedonia


Naoussa Xinomavro 2015

Dark garnet/Medium ruby color. Bright aromas of ripe red cherries, earth and baking spices. Just a hint of Brett. Cherries also fill the palate along with notes of plum, minerals, black olives and dried herbs. Faint touch of vanilla on the medium finish. Bright acidity and light tannins. Nicely aged. — 5 days ago

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Markovitis Winery

Naoussa Xinomavro 2019

Medium bodied. Slightly rustic. Oak influenced. Dried cherries, plums, violets, black olives, spice, sun-dried potatoes. Tannic finish. — 21 days ago

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Alpha Estate

Sauvignon Blanc 2022

At Thanasis 1948- good - fume is better per Don and Yungmi — a month ago

Dalamara Winery

Paliokalias Naoussa Xinomavro 2019

My first Xinonavro. Reminds me on a mix of Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo. Straight light red fruits, complexity, middle acidity and fine tannins. Will not be my last one — 2 months ago

Domaine Karydas

Naoussa Xinomavro 2019

Xinomavro is really a variety to seek out if you want to drink complex wines of the highest level that still are really affordable. I love it. The nebbiolo market seems slightly flooded in 2023 and if you are looking for something similar this is it. Complex mesmerising aromas and a super structured and well balanced wine. Dark berries, plums, baking spices, marzipan, bay leaf, olives, mushrooms. Silky texture and a tannic finish. — 3 days ago

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Kir-Yianni Estate

Ramnista Single Vineyard Xinomavro 2015

Excellent with age as most xinos need time. — 21 days ago

Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Jeunes Vignes de Xinomavro 2020

Nez de fraises. Doux comme un Beaujolais nouveau — a month ago

Alpha Estate

Reserve Barba Yannis Vieilles Vignes Xinomavro

Xinomavro made from a single block on the Amyndeon plateau 647 m above sea level. Amyndeon is from my understanding cooler than the more recognised Naoussa region close by. Some modern winemaking practises here like cold soaking has resulted in an extracted wine with a medium body and a less tannic finish. Nice spicy aromatics, expressive midpalate and a medium long finish. — 9 hours ago

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Alpha Estate

Axia Syrah Xinomavro 2009

Honestly impressed with how well this has held up and aged gracefully. Delicious, nice developed tannins, slight earth. Dark cherry. — a month ago

Ktima Gerovassiliou

Epanomi Chardonnay 2021

Very deftly oaked, vibrant and with great energy.
Nice reduction with toasted sesame, flinty notes. Cool, fresh. Green rather than yellow fruit - underripe pineapple, green papaya. Highly enticing.
On the palate this poised, elegant, with tension, juicy acidity and nice depth. Much more exotic on the palate with guava, pineapple and a bit of spice with the oak adding to the breadth. The vibrant acidity holds everything in check.
Not a Meursault but not far at all.
Unexpectedly delicious.
— 2 months ago

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