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AKAKIES ROSÉ 2015 PDO Amyndeon
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KIR-YIANNI
Bright light reddish pink colour. Slightly spicy, ripe plum nose. Dry, light to medium-light bodied, faintly honeyed, very slightly spicy, ripe plum flavours with a crisp unoaked finish. Ready-to-drink. The 2014 (*+) was released on July 25, 2015 at $12.95. TONY ASPLER / 87-points - Minerally, smoky, cranberry nose; medium-bodied, dry, red plum flavour with good acidity. Has 12.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number L07616 on the upper part of the glass bottle.
CSPC 71050
Type Rosé Table Wine
Agent Kol Gro
Country Greece
Rating **(87.5 points)
Dry Ripe Plum
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
Xinomavro rosé will be a popular choice for grilled salmon or for salads with grilled chicken and orange and strawberry slices. TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Akakies Rosé is all Xinomavro and dry. This is a blend of two winemaking techniques: 90% of the must undergoes skin contact and 10% comes from the bleeding off of juice fermenting for red wine. Of late, I've been lavishing a lot of praise on this well-priced pink. I don't really see any reason to stop now. The initial nose--it was tasted very young this year--has a whiff of smoke, but that largely blew off. It should disappear as this settles in. It leaves a tightly wound Rosé with a red wine feel, showing complexity on the finish, focus and grip. The crispness and complexity make this just a cut above. The price is right, too. Drink: 2016-2018. Score - 89 (Mark Squires, erobertparker.com, April 2016) Price $ 12.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 6, 2016
Cases bought 259 (12 bottles per case)

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