Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve 1998
A slight bramble berry and cough medicine nose with a creamy, smooth, soft, and mildly tannic entry, this Naoussa is ready for drinking. Some herbal bitters on the finish but well balanced otherwise. A very good wine for the price. Try with lamb souvlaki. 88 points.
Winemaker's Notes: Subtle aroma of dried fruit that also gives off a woody scent. Robust wine with body characterized by an abundance of mature tannins. The Grande Reserve Naoussa pairs well with game, red meat and sharp cheeses. source: wine.com
External Reviews for Boutari Naoussa Grande Reserve
Color: Deep red with brick tints.Aroma: Red fruit with hints of green olive, tomato juice, and cooking spices.Taste: Very balanced on the palate due to the unique characteristics of the Xinomavro grape making this an excellent wine to pair with food. - Winery
Wine Tasting NotesBoutari Grande Reserve Naoussa is one of Boutari's first and best-known wines. It is the first red wine from Greece to introduce the designation of limited and controlled production among Greek wines. This fine red wine has been awarded numerous distinctions at prestigious international competitions. Boutari Grande Reserve Naoussa blends the tannic Xinomavro variety with the softness of barrel and bottle aging. Greece's 'Grande Reserve' designation is only be granted to wines that are barrel aged for two years (minimum), and then subsequently bottle aged for an additional two years (minimum). A wine apt to ageing wine, the approximate lifespan in a proper cellar is 12-15 years. Serve at 64F accompanied by dishes of game with spicy sauces and yellow cheeses.