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Karamolegos Vinsanto 2006 500ml
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Karamolegos Vinsanto 2006

Karamolegos - Cyclades - Greece - Santorini

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Rated 94 by Robert Parker
The 2006 Vinsanto, sundried for 12 days and then oak-aged for 60 months in French 500 liter barrels, comes in at 13% alcohol. Mostly Assyrtiko, of course, it also has 5% each of Aidani and Athiri blended in. It was seen in a 500ml bottle (pretty typical for the type). This is a gripping Vinsanto, concentrated and intense, with plenty of tension on the finish. There is zing and zest aplenty. The acidity balances the sugar brilliantly and it finishes with a burst of fruit and sugar laced into the palate, sometimes being on the decadent side. It has 350 g/l of residual sugar - not way beyond any norms, to be sure, but this is perceptibly rather sweet. Yet, while very sweet for sure, it doesn't seem anywhere near that sweet. Call it an exciting bicycle ride coasting without brakes down a steep hill where you finally look down and find you're exceeding the speed limit for cars - yet it all manages to work out somehow. Happily, the acidity holds up its end of the bargain here, providing that beautiful tension on the finish. Despite its power and concentration, it retained that sunny vivaciousness I love in Vinsanto. Three days later it was better still. If I had a quibble - there is not a hint of complexity here yet. That may come. It is only about 20 euros in Greece, which makes it a steal as far as I'm concerned. It is, alas, not yet imported. Drink it nicely chilled. Drink now-2035.

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Winery: Karamolegos

Country: Greece

Few countries in the world can claim such an illustrious history of viticulture as that found in Greece, just as few countries can benefit from such an impressive range of terrain as that found across the mainland and islands of this ancient and fascinating land. When we consider that grapes are grown everywhere from the tiny islands in the Aegean sea, to larger land masses such as Rhodes and Crete, on the arid and rocky mainland and mountainous regions of Greek Macedonia, it is no wonder Greek wines show such huge diversity in style, flavor, aroma and character. One thing remains consistent, however, and that is the dedication to producing distinctly 'Greek' wines, full of characteristics which reflect the slow evolution of viticulture in a country which has been producing wine for several thousand years. Whilst certain wines, such as Retsina and those made from the Agiorghitiko grapes have long since been popular with fine wine drinkers world-wide, Greek wineries are continuing to produce superb wines using a wide range of native and imported grape varietals, meaning there are always plenty of new flavors and aromas to discover.