91 points for Eurynome red 2012 & 2013 by Christy Canterbury (MW)

Christy Canterbury (MW) awards 91 points to the phenomenal organic PDO GoumenissaEurynome red 2012 and 2013, by Chatzivariti winery!


A quote from the positive review provides more details:

Chatzivariti 2012 Eurynome 13.5% $27
This cherry-colored Goumenissa red with a brick-tinged rim is 70% Xinomavro and 30% Negoska. Aged entirely in new, 225 L oak barrels (85% French and 15% American) for 12 months then six months in the bottle before release, this wine smells of smashed mulberries, baked cherries and freshly turned earth. It’s tremendously delicious with varied savory notes of fallen leaves, minerals and old cinnamon stick. Surprisingly, the tannins are caressingly soft while the acidity of this medium-plus body wine dances around the palate. The lingering finish offers layers of nuanced grace. What lovely balance!
Drink: 2017-20
Chatzivariti 2013 Eurynome 15% $27
Bright auburn in color, this delicately aromatic wine has more gusto on the palate than its nose suggests. Crisp acidity and crunchy tannins back its full body. The generous layers on the palate include mulberries, blueberries, fallen autumn leaves and cigar smoke. Composed of organically-grown, 70% Xinomavro and 30% Negoska, this wine has dynamic flavors and lots of fruit vigor. Drinking well now, its medium finish suggests it has at least a mid-term horizon ahead. I would never guess its high alcohol thanks to its superb integration with the lifted structure.
Drink: 2017-21