White - Sweet/Dessert

2008 Kyperounda Commandaria

White Blend

  • Cyprus
  • Commandaria

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Community Tasting Note

  • Angus Vin Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 9, 2017 - This is an exceptional example of an unfortified Commandaria from 85% Xynisteri and 15% Mavro. Fully mature grapes are dried in the sun for 12 days. This shrivels them, reducing the aqueous content of the grapes. It also markedly concentrates sugars, flavour compounds and acids.

    The resulting wine weighs in at an unctious 207 g/l of residual sugar and 12.7% abv. The perception of sweetness, and this is a very sweet wine, is deftly balanced by freshness and layered complexity. Dates, liquorice, caramel and cooked orange notes, with exceptional poise. A fascinating, beguiling multi-layered wine, that really deserves some more attention. At £17 per 50cl this incredible value, I will definitely be buying a few cases to put in the back of the cellar.

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