RKS 2023 Wine: Agiorgitiko from Greece

Aroma: Blackberry, cassis, black cherry and blueberry in a somewhat stiff format.

Palate: The tannins creep up on you with this wine. The fruit is there but wound up in a tight boundary giving the impression of either a young or stylistically austere wine. Almost a juicy streak of red cherries bubbling up threatening to break loose. There is a lightheartedness to the wine if you “taste deep”. Hence a chameleon characteristic.

Personality: I am or perhaps I think I am a ramrod British officer in East Berlin. But get me to the British Officer’s Club and after a few gin and tonics I have a slightly different personality.

Food Match: A “Holy Ghost” Azorean beef dish with bread soaked in broth. Or if in the Greek mood a Pourgouri Pilaf.

Cellarability: Will improve by softening into 2024. Hold until 2025.

Price: $19.95 (Ontario).

In a nutshell: Well put together this is a firm wine that will with a bit of age soften up and drink beautifully but until then a foodie wine.

RKS 2023 Wine Rating: 91/100. Decanter World Wine Awards (2021) 91.

(Neméa Agiorgitiko 2019, PDO Neméa, Lantides Winery, Neméa, Greece, 750 mL, 14%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 10874)

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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