Malihin Chryssos

Iliana Malihin Winery

Lefkós Dry White Blend 2022

Surprisingly delicate white wine blend of grapes I’ve never had from Greece. At first I thought it was a bit thin. But as it warmed it fleshed out. — 2 months ago

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Malihin - Chryssos

Young Vines Vidiano

Easy interesting white — 3 years ago

Akra Chryssos

Santorini Dry White Wine 2022

Popped and poured. The 2022 “Dry White Wine” from Akra Chryssos was a brilliant capstone to our Hellenic adventure. The winemaking at Akra Chryssos leans toward natural but is more accurately described as extremely light-handed. The Somm explained that these wines do see some barrel but only for a short period and all are used. Some of the fruit is sourced from vines over 200 years old.

The 2022 vintage pours a striking pale salmon color which is, apparently, unusual for this wine as previous vintages were a more traditional straw color. I wondered if this vintage had seen some skin contact however, it has not. The Somm at Pharoah had asked her supplier about it and the only information they could offer is that the aging barrels had previously held a red wine. The nose is stunningly powerful. Bright, fresh pineapple, star fruit, lemon, honey and crushed rocky minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with high acid. Confirming the notes on the nose. The finish is long and saline. This was a divine pairing with a variety of fare including fava beans with anchovy, roasted wild greens with anthotyro cheese, grilled octopus and red snapper savoro.
— 7 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I've been watching all your posts during your trip, and I'm glad to see the Greek wine offers are strong. That said, I'm glad to not be seeking any out, or I'm afraid I'd be chasing a cellar full of another region of wines...
Jay Kline

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@Severn Goodwin I expect some prices for Assyrtiko will become insane within our lifetimes because the land is the size of a postage stamp (Santorini and Tinos) and both of those islands are producing world class whites.

Malihin - Chryssos

Lefkós Dry Thrapsathiri Vidiano 2022

I have enjoyed Vidiano in the past, in this Crete wine it’s blended with an other local veriety. Yellow fruits, preserved lemons, mineral, yoghurt. Creamy texture, medium concentration. — 7 months ago

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