Santorini Assyrtiko 2013

Hatzidakis Winery, PDO Santorini Assyrtiko, Greece, 2013

A blend of assyrtiko (lime and honeysuckle character, ages well), with minor components of aidani (floral scented) and athiri (lemony character), 13.5% abv, black Nomacorc closure; Waitrose, about £11.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, pale intensity gold, showing tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, youthful, with aromas of limey-lemony citrus, over-ripe grapefruit and a hint of boiled lemon sweets.

Palate – a dry wine, with high acidity, a slight gummy grip, medium (+) alcohol and medium (+) body, with a slightly oily mouthfeel,  of medium intensity, with  flavours of lemon pith, ripe grapefruit, a slight white floral note.  A medium length with a clean slightly grippy finish.

Quality – a good quality wine, with balanced acidity and alcohol which are in harmony with the intensity of flavour.  A youthful wine, dominated by citrus notes of modest concentration, with a pleasant mouthful. A modest length with a clean citric finish.  This wine does not have the intensity or concentration to  improve with cellaring, but will keep for 2-3 years.

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