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Red

2002 Domaine A.-F. Gros Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Guettes

Pinot Noir more

7/26/2015 - Papies wrote: 88 points

A pretty solid wine albeit lacks a bit of magic, and for the vintage and pedigree we expected more.
The nose was very nice, dark Burgundian, gevreyish in a way, light spice light smoky, red fruits. On the palate it had a bit of an incomplete feeling, a dry dry spots mixed with the good feel. We do have another bottle lingering around and we will leave this for a few more years albeit we believe we missed the peak on this. 88 for now

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White - Sweet/Dessert

NV Lyrarakis Malvazia

Crete more

7/25/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Very good once again. We have had this wine 3 times in the last 3 years and rated it consistently at the 92 area and definitely deserves it especially for the price.
Was a touch more orange this time, like Klein Constantia in a way. 92 once again

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White

2011 Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko de Louros, Vignes Centenaires Pyrgos

Santorini more

7/25/2015 - Papies wrote: 93 points

This wine requires decanting, a good hour at east and definitely one needs to treat it like a red wine. Reminded us a lot of the Beaucastel Roussanne VV in many respects.
Quite a dark colour as one would expect from vines this age. On open it had a sweet oak feel that blew away quickly leaving behind a rich, layered and dense wine. We monitored it quite a bit and post the hour mark this was in full swing. Waxy, rich wine, full of lemon feel, very mineral, good acidity and in a way nutty. Very good and we do think much like the Roussanne VVs one should enjoy these relatively young (~5yrs old) when the freshness is still there. Decanting is a must. 93

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White

2012 Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Nykteri

Santorini more

7/25/2015 - Papies wrote: flawed

Unfortunately a bit corked....shame as it was a beautiful magnum.

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Rosť - Sparkling

NV Jacques Selosse Champagne Rosé

Champagne Blend more

7/25/2015 - Papies wrote: 93 points

20 Sep 2011 Disgorgement and second encounter with this wine, first being 2 yeras ago and rated 91.
Copper pink in colour.
Definitely not austere any more, quite open, yeast, rich nose and well round. No sharp edges anymore and this definitely felt 10yrs old+. Had that feeling that its past its vibrant youth and we suggest that one drinks it sooner than later. Still though pretty solid stuff and definitely and wine of quality, savory, yeasty and with a good mineral feel. Very good but not sure worth 200£.. 92-93 and drink now (for this 20 Sep 2011 Disgorgement)

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White

2014 Hatzidakis Winery Assyrtiko Cuvée No.15

Santorini more

7/20/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Not a proper TN and hence no rating.
For sure this wine , especially from magnum like we had it from, requires decanting. A good half hour to relax and develop. Quite complex with ripe aromas of Apple, mineral, a fattier version of assyrtiko via means of more skin contact ( at least it felt like that) rather than oak. Good and well made even at this young age. Pls do decant this.

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Red

2009 Nico Lazaridi Magiko Vouno - Magic Mountain

Drama Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/18/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

We normally love this wine and consider it to be the most consistent, albeit not really Greek, of the Greek wines. Last time we tried this we rated it 92 but we now wonder weather it was an earlier vintage....
This however was quite overweight on the oak and lacked an expressive side and felt linear. Maybe it's still too young but we really expected a lot more than an oaky, ripe wine. 87 at best and disappointed .

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White

2014 Domaine Gerovassiliou

Epanomi White Blend more

7/18/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

Nice blend of the floral Malagousia and the firm structure of assyrtiko.
Lovely minerality, straight forward beauty, green fruits, green apple, lime. Nice fresh character at this stage. Would suggest one approaches this in he next couple of years.89-90 and great value.

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White

2014 Biblia Chora Ovilos White

Pangeon White Blend more

7/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

1 magnum and 2 bottles of this solid wine. Consistent 90-91 much like a few days ago.

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White

2014 Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia Single Vineyard

Epanomi more

7/17/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

2 very consistent Magnums of his lovely and hidden gem of a wine.
Much like a couple of days ago when we crossed paths for the first time this was just the perfect 90 , aromatic yet firm and serious with nice structure and length. 90

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Spirits

NV Vasdavanou To Dekaraki, Tsipouro choris glukaniso (no aniseed

Tirnavos Moscato, Muscat more

7/15/2015 - Papies wrote: NR

Single variety ( Muscat) devout of herbal additives such as aniseed that aims we guess to the pure expression of the grape. Good tsipouro and as the name says it aims to be the perfect 10.

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White

2014 Alpha Estate Malagousia Turtles Single Vineyard

Florina more

7/16/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

A pretty wine, well made, clean, light floral, touch of lemon . Overall a good wine but lacks the expressive side of Malagousia and felt quite a bit more linear. We prefer the Gerovassiliou expression style. 87

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White

2014 Vassaltis Assyrtiko Santorini

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7/16/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

Two consistent bottles here.
Young, fresh,barren Apple, citrus, mineral and on the sharp side with firm acidity. A good wine but lacks a bit of charm to be honest. Light waxy feel on palate at times. 87 but a good 87

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White

2014 Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia Single Vineyard

Epanomi more

7/15/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

From Magnum.
Much like the lovely 2013 (Papies 90) this once again delivered albeit a touch more linear and less evolved, but still on a the good path. Very aromatic, floral, firm and unlike other very aromatic grapes firm acidity and structure. Needs a year or so still to hit its full stride but still very good. 90

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White

2013 Ktima Pavlidis Assyrtiko Emphasis Drama

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7/14/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

2 consistent magnums.
Quite an interesting expression of assyrtiko away from santorini. This is akin to a premier cru Chablis, mineral, stony, good acidity, lightest touch of waxy texture, clean, green fruits. Pretty solid wine albeit not as impressive as when we tried the 2010 a few years back ( Papies 92) but still very good. 89-90

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White

2013 Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia Single Vineyard

Epanomi more

7/15/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

2 beautiful Magnums on the day. From the master of Malagousia this was a beautiful expression of their indigenous grape and drinks now at peak. Aromatic, floral on the nose, nice acidity on the plate, fresh, expressive and full of charm.89-90 and beautiful.

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White

2014 Biblia Chora Ovilos White

Pangeon White Blend more

7/15/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

Three very consistent bottles here.
Young and ideally needs a year or two more in bottle to develop. Light waxy texture, ripe fruits, well integrated oak, firm, good qcidity and balance. This has all the hall marks for a beautiful and serious wine and now needs the time to evolve a bit more complexity. At this stage from the 2014s we prefer the estate white from Biblia Chora ( Papies 91). 90 at this stage from us but full of promise.

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White

2011 Biblia Chora Estate White

Pangeon White Blend more

7/15/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

Having just had over the last few days quite a few beautiful bottles of the 2014( Papies 91) it was quite interesting to come across this older vintage.
Well evolved, secondary notes, mature and more earthy with a light touch of an earthy side. Interesting and very good but we so much more prefer the lively 2014, full of fresh, bright colours. Still a very good wine but this is now past its prime. 89 and drink now.

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Red

2008 Biblia Chora Estate Red

Pangeon Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/13/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

From Magnum.
Still very young and maybe 5 years from its proper time.
Still a bit of oak to be assimilated, red fruits with an undertone of dark fruits. A touch dry on the finish but still a pretty solid wine. 89 for now

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White

2014 Douloufakis Aspros Lagos (White Hare)

Crete White Blend more

7/13/2015 - Papies wrote: 90 points

Just about ready. We love the revival of these old grape varieties. Quite floral, medium, nice ripe fruit, maybe a touch light on the acidity front. Good wine and well made and worth the money. 90

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White - Sweet/Dessert

2013 Union of Winemaking Cooperatives of Samos Muscat Samos Grand Cru

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7/13/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

Quite young and with a few hard edges still. An ok sweet wine but really too young and even the colour looks wrong, too light. Nice and fresh at least but not very complex and a bit ordinary at this stage. 87

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White

2013 Domaines Ott Côtes de Provence Blanc de Blancs Clos Mireille

White Blend more

7/13/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

In a way a white, quality rose if this makes sense. Good clean, well made, good acidity, crisp, dry floral, light fatty at times.good wine and probably better than its famous rose sibling. 89

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White

2012 Tinos Vineyards Assyrtiko T-Oinos Clos Stegasta

Cyclades more

7/13/2015 - Papies wrote: 89 points

Special bottling only for Nammos, Mykonos. Assyrtiko from Tinos Island.
Quite a modern, light oaky, fatty expression of assyrtiko. To be honest, and maybe its its youth but it felt a bit generic oaky white at this stage. Don't get us wrong it's not a bad wine at all and if nothing else a well made wine but not up to the hype and price tag. 89

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White

2014 Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Florina more

7/12/2015 - Papies wrote: 87 points

A few bottles on the night. Easy going, pleasant and crowd pleasing white. Decent fruit, good acidity , light waxy texture. Not really very Greek but still an enjoyable offering . 87

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White

2014 Biblia Chora Estate White

Pangeon White Blend more

7/12/2015 - Papies wrote: 91 points

2 very consistent bottles.
We love this wine ( was our wedding wine 11yr ago too) the perfect marriage of Sauvignon Blanc's aromatics and assurtiko's minerality and acidity. Beautiful int its unpretentious character and an undervalued wine. 91

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