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Domaine Hatzidakis Assyrtiko de Mylos Vielles Vignes 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Honeycomb and pumice greet the nose with subtle notes of old apples, old wood and dried flowers all topped with hints of coriander and caper adding complexity. Moderately rich and certainly powerful in the mouth, this feels less acidic than it might be, though it stays well structured in the mouth relying on both the acidity and minerality for stability. The mid palate is deep and rich with fruit that shows flashes of red fruitiness along with a core of sweet pear, spicy herb and a touch of wood spice before the minerality kicks in on the back end, along with a touch of heat. The finish is so dusty its tactile, with fine length to the pear and peach skin flavors that linger until a fine, bright mineral note appears on the finale. This is a powerful wine that demands some food, and something more substantial than grilled octopus at that. The heat detracts from the appeal a bit but I would like to see where this goes with some age. 86pts

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Winery: Vielles Vignes
Color: White
Varietal: Assyrtiko
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Editorial Reviews for Domaine Hatzidakis Assyrtiko de Mylos Vielles Vignes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,980
3.00 5
09/03/2013

Honeycomb and pumice greet the nose with subtle notes of old apples, old wood and dried flowers all topped with hints of coriander and caper adding complexity. Moderately rich and certainly powerful in the mouth, this feels less acidic than it might be, though it stays well structured in the mouth relying on both the acidity and minerality for stability. The mid palate is deep and rich with fruit that shows flashes of red fruitiness along with a core of sweet pear, spicy herb and a touch of wood spice before the minerality kicks in on the back end, along with a touch of heat. The finish is so dusty its tactile, with fine length to the pear and peach skin flavors that linger until a fine, bright mineral note appears on the finale. This is a powerful wine that demands some food, and something more substantial than grilled octopus at that. The heat detracts from the appeal a bit but I would like to see where this goes with some age. 86pts


Member Reviews for Domaine Hatzidakis Assyrtiko de Mylos Vielles Vignes

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,980
4.30 5
09/03/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Lenez
144179657
4.00 5
02/22/2015

Very enjoyable wine. Strong flavours of pear and spice. very nice mineral finish.




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