2015 Domaine Skouras Megas Oenos (750ml)

Agiorgitiko from Peloponnese, Greece


This is George Skouras’s flagship cuvée, a blend of his best agiorgitiko, which he structures with 20 percent cabernet sauvignon. Open it now if you like fresh New World wines, as this has plenty of oak-driven richness and dense, sweet fruit. But if you leave it in the cellar for another decade, you’ll get to enjoy more of the notes that are hiding underneath right now—the licorice, spice and earthy leather scents that give it brawn and savor, and the cool foresty notes that speak of the Peloponnese.

93 points, Wine & Spirits (Aug 2019)

The 2015 Megas Oenos is the typical 75/25 blend of Agiorgitiko and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak. It comes in at 14% alcohol. The grapes were sourced from vines at 750 meters in altitude. Fresh, elegant and textured with silk, this graceful Megas Oenos is in fine form this year. At the moment, it is too tinged with new wood, but that will get better. It has a very Burgundian demeanor, with its texture, mid-palate finesse and its understatement in various ways. It is also bursting with red-fruit flavors, the young Agiorgitiko amazingly exuberant in its youth. It's not so understated there, at least, in its youth. It's unusually ready to drink (some years have been rather tart—that's not an issue this year), but it's also unusually tasty this year too.

91 points, Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Issue # 242 - Apr 2019)

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