2012 Argyros Estate Vin Santo 4 Year (500ml)

Assyrtiko from Santorini, Aegean Islands, Greece


The 2012 Vinsanto 4 Years Barrel Aged is a traditional blend, mostly (80%) Assyrtiko, with the rest evenly divided between the island's typical blending grapes, Aidani and Athiri. It comes in with 13% alcohol, 220 grams of residual sugar and 7.37 of total acidity. The grapes are sun-dried for 10 days and then spend four years in barrel. I had a noted preference for the 2011 this issue, as it showed more complexity and what I like to call more gravitas. This might get to the same place in time, but it is less well defined today. Textured, powerful and gripping on the finish, it still has rich flavors and plenty of power. Concentrated and intense, it could well improve in the bottle too. We'll lean up for the moment. As often noted, these do hold a long time, barring cork failures. The drinking window is just a rough guide. The rapidly rising price references a 500-milliliter bottle.

93 points, Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Issue # 250 - Aug 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
5 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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