Thymiopoulos Vineyards Xinomavro Young Vines  2012 750ml
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Thymiopoulos Vineyards Xinomavro Young Vines 2012

Thymiopoulos Vineyards - Macedonia - Greece - Naousa

Professional Wine Reviews for Thymiopoulos Vineyards Xinomavro Young Vines 2012

Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2012 Xinomavro Young Vines is from vines 7-to 10-years-old, which is old enough to make pretty nice wine. The style here is different than its big brother, the Uranos, also reviewed this issue. The Young Vines gets only nominal oak (only 20% of the wine had two months in oak) and rarely displays as much concentration or richness (although it does become fruitier and flesh out a bit with air). It does, however, have a ton of character and fresh personality, the net result being that sometimes I wind up liking this about as much as the Uranos, even while granting that the two will likely separate as they age in...
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Vintage: 2012

2012 has, so far been a positive year for wineries around the world. While it may be a little too early to speak of the wines being made in the northern hemisphere, European and North American wineries have already begun reporting that their harvesting season has been generally very good, and are predicting to continue with the kind of successes they saw in 2011. However, 2012 has been something of a late year for France, due to unpredictable weather throughout the summer, and the grapes were ripening considerably later than they did in 2011 (which was, admittedly, an exceptionally early year). French wineries are claiming, though, that this could well turn out to be advantageous, as the slow ripening will allow the resulting wines to express more flavour and features of the terroir they are grown in. The southern hemisphere has seen ideal climatic conditions in most of the key wine producing countries, and Australia and New Zealand particularly had a superb year, in particular with the Bordeaux varietal grapes that grow there and which love the humidity these countries received plenty of. Also enjoying a fantastic year for weather were wineries across Argentina and Chile, with the Mendoza region claiming that 2012 will be one of their best vintages of the past decade. Similar claims are being made across the Chilean wine regions, where Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon had an especially good year. These two grape varietals also produced characterful wines on the coastal regions of South Africa this year.

Varietal: Xinomavro

One of the most important grape varietals to come out of Greece and Macedonia has been the Xinomavro grape, a black skinned varietal famed and adored for its high tannin content and complex, deep and interesting flavors The high amounts of tannin present in the blue-black skins of the Xinomavro varietal make it an ideal grape for barrel aging, and this process helps reveal the true complexity of the fruit, and its wonderful potential for rich and unique flavors Commonly, aged Xinomavro wines hold a varied bouquet reminiscent of Mediterranean foods such as black olives and dried tomatoes, and a deep, dark fruit flavor which is ideal for accompanying many different foods. As such, their popularity is growing around the world, and this grape is in high demand by those seeking something a little different.

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.