2012 Gerovassiliou Greek (Red) "Avaton"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Avaton"
Wine Category: Greek (Red)
Grape blend: 50% Limnio, 30% Mavroudi & 20% Mavrotragano
State or country: Greece
Cases produced: 833
KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: August 17, 2016
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Greek wine opens with a fragrant black cherry and blackberry like bouquet. I also detected a little vanilla and oak in the background behind the fruit. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, fruit forward and completely engages your mouth. The flavor profile is complex blend of ripe blackberry jam with notes of oak and coffee. I also picked up some ripe plum and nicely integrated minerality as well. This is quite dry and its big dusty tannins stick around for quite some time. This big boy wine would benefit from decanting and should be paired with a well marbled ribeye steak. If you like big wines and want to try something new, this is the wine for you. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Avaton is a luscious blend of three Greek indigenous red varietals: Limnio, Mavroudi and Mavrotragano. It has dark ruby colour, an excellent and complex structure. Its blackberry fruit offers spice and depth, finishes dry and is totally unique. It is an interesting partner with hearty stews, savoury dishes and flavoured game dishes. You can cellar for or 15-20 years.
Organic status: not organic
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