2014 Karavitakis Klima (750ml)

Kotsifali from Crete, Aegean Islands, Greece

2014 Karavitakis Klima

The 2014 Klima Red is a 60/40 blend of Kotsifali and Merlot, aged for 12 months in 20% new French oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Velvety in texture and turning into a bit of cream, but only a bit, this generally handles its oak beautifully. Then, the Merlot tries to restrain those bitter chocolate, dark berry and beefy nuances of the Kotsifali, sometimes succeeding. The wood helps in taming it a bit too. It finishes with some grip and a little tannic pop, although it can be approached now. There isn't a lot of concentration, but the structure and texture are very nice. If you're open to something a bit different, this focused wine does a nice job. You can dive in now. It will be better this time next year. There were 12,000 bottles produced.

88 points, Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Issue # 237 - Jun 2018)

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