Karamolegos Vinsanto 2006 500ml
SKU 783441

Karamolegos Vinsanto Dessert Wine 2006

Santorini - Cyclades - Greece

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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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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.