Monday, August 2, 2010

Château Mercouri, Regional dry Red Wine from Letrinon'06, Peloponnese, Greece

A medium-bodied and spicy easy-drinking red wine from Peloponnese in Greece.

Technical Data: This is a blend of Mavrodaphne and Refosco grapes, both indigenous to Greece. It is likely that this wine was aged in oak barrels but I could not find any "sure" info about that matter.

Description: Ruby red color. The nose is loaded with red and black fruits aromas nicely laced with cedar and leather. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, dry and spicy and exults of plum and ripe black cherries. Cedar and leather notes are present at the very end. Smooth velvety tannins.

Food Pairing & Service: This wine will accompany perfectly medium to high intensity dishes.

Score: 7/10.

Ageing Potential: It could easily lay down from 5 to 10 more years, but it is already amazingly good that it probably won't make it that long into your cellar!

Price as seen on DC shelf: $20.99

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