The sustainable Oenogenesis winery is starting to accumulate high scores for its impressive wine creations, by Robert Parker (via Mark Squires) and Christy Canterbury (MW)!
Robert Parker, the leading US wine critic, awarded one of our most impressive wines its first 90 score! The sustainable En Oeno.. white 2015, made by one of the greatest oenologists of Greece, Bakis Tsalkos. This is the first 90 score by Robert Parker (via Mark Squires, who is responsible for reviewing all Greek wines) for the Oenogenesis winery.
A quote from the positive review provides more details:
The 2015 En Oeno white is a roughly equal blend of Assyrtiko and Sauvignon Blanc coming in at 12.5% alcohol. Lovely, pointed, clean and fresh, this seems lively and enlivening just now. It has only a modest personality, though, the Sauvignon balanced by the Assyrtiko. A bit piquant on the finish, it is beautifully wrought. It is worth noting that this was only in bottle for a bit less than a week when seen. It still showed well and I suspect it will improve. It is worth leaning up on this pretty wine just now.
At the same time, Christy Canterbury awarded the big, aged, Oenosophist white 2009, 91 points! A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc, and Semillon, often referred to as “the Greek Pessac Leognan”, Oenosophist white received the following review:
Oenogenesis 2009 Oenosophist 12.5% $30
This is an exotic white blend from Drama composed of 55% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Ugni Blanc and 15% Sémillon. With my two bottles, I saw some bottle variation with one being fresher than the other. Hence, this review is for the more dynamic of the pair. Dark yellow-gold and copper in color, its attack tastes of apple cider laced with cardamom and cinnamon. Round on the palate with highly integrated acidity, the mouthfeel is caressing and medium-bodied. Hovering on the cusp of balance, it teeters on having a lenient and overly indulgent palate feel. The core is supple, even without any primary fruit left. Tasting of applesauce, cider, toasted multi-grain bread crust and Brazil nut, it’s a good thing you’ll be tempted to drain every drop. It doesn’t keep well for the following day. Hitting its drinking prime, it might hold a while but likely won’t improve further.
Drink: Through 2017