Monday, March 8, 2010
Palivou Vineyards Nemea Agiorgitiko 2006
From the Northeastern region of Greece, this red wine shows very deep colors, thick and opaque as if unfiltered, the nose is concentrated and resinous with dark brooding cherries. Flavors are very bitter, reminding me a bit of Averna, an Italian liqueur (made with herbs, roots and citrus rinds that are soaked in the base liquor before caramel is added). Also present is a mix of spices, dried herbs, glycerine, slate powder, blackberries, and unsweetened dark chocolate. Interesting, but a bit too dry for my palate, I haven't tried many Greek wines, but I will keep an open mind.