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2017 Domaine Foivos Nautilus RedMavrodaphne from Greece

$19.99

List Price: $19.99

"A part of Nautilus Red 2017 bottles, matured from last year, submerged under fresh water, in special tanks of the winery under controlled conditions! A new method which permit...

  • 91 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

Rating:

91

"The 2017 Nautilus Red is a Mavrodaphne aged for six months in used French oak. Sourced from roughly 80-year-old vines, this is a little different because it was held for six months after bottling in a cement tank filled with fresh water (as with the Nautilus white this issue). Perhaps the best red table wine I've seen from the winery, this is sophisticated and flavorful with fine structure. Textured, silky and precise, it has nuanced fruit flavors, with cranberries and baked plums, plus a tight, tense finish. The mid-palate finesse is exceptional. The acidity supports the fruit nicely, lifts it and allows the flavors to linger. There is also a serious backbone, but the tannins are ripe enough so that they never go overboard. You can open this now if you must—give it an hour of air if you do—but it will certainly be better in a year or two. It should age pretty well, but let's take that in stages. How well it ages, whether it develops or merely holds, will determine how impressive it really is. There were 7,000 bottles produced."

Product Description:

"A part of Nautilus Red 2017 bottles, matured from last year, submerged under fresh water, in special tanks of the winery under controlled conditions! A new method which permits maturation and incorporation in absolute conditions of constant temperature, darkness and lack of oxygen!

Bright purple color. Sophisticated, tasty, with fine structure. Silky texture, with delicious notes of fruit, cranberries and baked plums, along with a tight intense finish. Ripe tannins and acidity that supports the fruity taste, highlights and allows flavors to remain." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 122041
Country Greece
Region Greece
Sub-Region Greece
Ratings

91 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 12.5%
Varietal(s) Mavrodaphne
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, red currant, plum and grape
Nose black currant, red currant, plum and grape