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Tikves Barovo 2012 750ml
SKU 764437

Tikves Barovo 2012

Tikves - Macedonia - Greece

Professional Wine Reviews for Tikves Barovo 2012

Rated 93 by Robert Parker
Tasted as a barrel sample and coming from higher-elevation vineyards, the 2012 Barovo is made from 60% Vranac and 40% Kratosija (another local variety) and was aged 15 months in 70% new and one-year-old barrels and 30% in concrete tank. What should be another smoking value from this team, it has tons of black raspberry, cassis, chocolate, ground herbs and melted licorice to go with a full-bodied, supple, seamless and sexy style on the palate. While, again, I don't know this variety's evolution well, when it's showing this good in its youth, there's no reason to delay gratification. Drink this beauty over the coming 3-5... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Tikves

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.

Country: Greece

It is almost impossible to understate the importance of local and regionally produced wines in Greek culture. Across the country, from the cities of the mainland to the villages, mountainous regions and islands, wine is produced using traditional methods and native grape varietals, and is drank in households and taverns, either accompanying the much loved local cuisine or alone as a refreshment under the blazing Mediterranean sunshine. For wine lovers around the world, Greece is known for producing several wines with something unique and interesting to offer, a refreshing change from the norm filled with surprises and complex, occasionally challenging or unusual flavors and aromas. Thanks to the vast range in terrain across the archipelago, Greek wine is as varied as it is delicious, meaning there is plenty to explore and enjoy from this fascinating and ancient country.