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Axia Xynomavro Syrah

Alpha Estate - Axia Xynomavro Syrah 2017

Greece
Red Wine from Greece
Price: £15.95
Case Rate: £15.16
Ex Tax: £13.29
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Winery: Alpha Estate
Grape: Xinomavro
Grape Percentage: Syrah 50%, Xinomavro 50%
Alcohol Percentage: 14.50
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
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Rating 88 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Winery: Alpha Estate
Grape: Xinomavro
Grape Percentage: Syrah 50%, Xinomavro 50%
Alcohol Percentage: 14.50
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019

Wine tasting notes

Splendid, purple red colour. Complex, typical bouquet of spices (vanilla, pepper, clove), with hints of ripe blackberry. Full mouth, with vanilla aroma, rounded tannins, balanced acidity and wood tones. Long aftertaste with intense quince aroma.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014) - 88 pts

Apr 2017 - The 2014 Axia Syrah-Xinomavro is Alpha's familiar equal blend (a transcription error last year had me calling it part Merlot, sorry!), aged for 12 months in a 50/50 mixture of new and used French oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. A bit more successful than the Turtles Syrah reviewed this issue, this 2014 blend is still rather dry and a bit shy in terms of lifted fruit, but there is some flavor on the finish, a little character and some grip, too. At the price point, it is still a reasonable deal, if not quite the overachiever that it often is. Note: This was, in the past, THE Axia red, just called "Axia" as a consequence, but as Alpha's brands continue to expand, we now also have an Axia Xinomavro-Tannat, designated as such.


JancisRobinson.com (2014) - 16.5 pts

May 2017 - Equal shares of Syrah and Xinomavro, 12 months in French oak. Deep cherry colour. Deep, generous dark fruit. Black cherry. Smooth, juicy and fresh. So drinkable and digestible and with persistence. Moreish. Impossible not to like. (JH)