Domaine Skouras Synoro  2008 750ml
SKU 740205

Domaine Skouras Synoro 2008

Domaine Skouras - Peloponnese - Greece

Professional Wine Reviews for Domaine Skouras Synoro 2008

Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2008 Synoro is the customary blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot and 20% Agiorgitiko, sourced from the mountains of Argolida (650 meters in altitude), where the average vine age ranges from 15 to 20 years old. It was aged in 30% new and 70% second use French barriques for 13 months, then held back in bottle for an additional year. This relatively new bottling has quickly become a nice one. Quite charming and beautifully constructed, it has a bright and lively feel to it, fine balance and elegance. The tannins are noticeable, but moderately well-integrated. They will smooth out, and with aeration it became more caressing in texture...
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Winery: Domaine Skouras

Vintage: 2008

2008 saw very high yields across wineries in much of the southern hemisphere, as a result of highly favorable climatic conditions. Although in many areas, these high yields brought with them something of a drop in overall quality, this could not be said for South Australia's wines, which were reportedly excellent. Indeed, the 2008 Shiraz harvest in South Australia is said to be one of the most successful in recent decades, and western Australia's Chardonnays are set to be ones to watch out for. New Zealand's Pinot Noir harvest was also very good, with wineries in Martinborough reportedly very excited about this particular grape and the characteristics it revealed this year. Pinot Noir also grew very well in the United States, and was probably the most successful grape varietal to come out of California in 2008, with Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley delivering fantastic results from this grape. Elsewhere in United States, Washington State and Oregon had highly successful harvests in 2008 despite some early worries about frost. However, it was France who had the best of the weather and growing conditions in 2008, and this year was one of the great vintages for Champagne, the Médoc in Bordeaux, Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence, with Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes leading the way. Italy, too, shared many of these ideal conditions, with the wineries in Tuscany claiming that their Chianti Classicos of 2008 will be ones to collect, and Piedmont's Barberesco and Barolo wines will be recognized as amongst the finest of the past decade.

Country: Greece

Thanks to thousands of years of viticulture, and a dedication to quality and experimentation, Greek wines remain in a league of their own and continue to surprise and delight wine lovers around the world. From the refined and delicious Agiorghitiko wines, with their deep ruby red color and intense fruit flavors, to the unusual and highly aromatic fortified wines made with the black Mavrodaphne grapes, Greek wine is renowned for its variety and consistent excellence. It seems the blazing Mediterranean sunshine allows wineries to make the most of the late harvests and all the intensity of flavor this brings, resulting in wines which are bursting with fruit-forward character and unusual aromas.