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2008 Skouras Megas OenosBlend from Greece

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  • 90 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"The 2008 “Megas Oenos” is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and old vines Agiorgitiko (80%) aged in French oak for 20 months. Quite tinged by oak in its youth, this elegant wine is still well-structured, showing both the backbone to age and acidity necessary to lift the fruit. The mid-palate is not terribly concentrated, but the wine should come around well, with some potential for improvement in the cellar. A little hard edged at the moment, it could use a bit of time to settle down, even if approachable now. As time went on, it evolved beautifully, becoming a bit more austere, absorbing some oak and showing quite beautifully. Drink 2013-2020. This is a very nice lineup from Skouras this issue. The best news is that there are a lot of nice values. With the exception of the 9906 solera, these all provide some value and some seem like terrific deals if you like their styles. Bargain hunters take note."

Product Detail

Item # 81014
Country Greece
Region Greece
Sub-Region Peloponessos
Ratings

90 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2008
Color Red
ABV 13.6%
Varietal(s) Aghiorghitiko / St George, Cabernet Sauvignon
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste spice, plum, black cherry, red cherry, red currant, black currant, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, ginger, oak and vanilla
Nose spice, plum, black cherry, red cherry, red currant, black currant, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar and cigar box