Lyrarakis Thrapsathiri Armi Vineyard 2013
Dark, thick and sweet. Much like a port, at least to my untrained palate.
Not a fan of red wine as a rule but tried this and i love it.Very easy to drink.
Very sweet and smooth.
Three and a half glasses
I got given this at Christmas.Greek wine cellars was founded by the Kourtaki family in the 19th century and they still own it and it is now Greece's largest wine producer and exporter.The wine is made near the town of Patras from the Mavrodaphne grape,a variety that goes back to antiquity and is unique to Greece.The wine is 15%ABV as it is slightly fortified and has a very sweet and fruity taste reminiscent of dates or raisins.I t would make a good aperitif or a good accompaniment to a plate of bread and cheese which is how I had it.It is a good alternative to a port as it has less alchol and more fruit.The only similar wine I have had is a Banyuls from the South of France
This wine was recommended to me as a good sweet dessert wine so I only have me and my husbands opinion to give. It is very sweet and it packs a punch, there is a lot of alcohol in this wine. However, it is very prune flavored or perhaps raisin flavored with a smokiness. I am not a wine expert by any means its just my 2 cents.
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This thick, purple mavrodaphne reserve has gone the way of a tawny Port, age simultaneously lightening and deepening its flavors. Now the fruit is more baked apple and apricot, while the freshness ha
"This thick, purple mavrodaphne reserve has gone the way of a tawny Port, age simultaneously lightening and deepening its flavors. Now the fruit is more baked apple and apricot, while the freshness has turned to truffle, spice and deep caramel. Most remarkedly, the sweetness has mellowed considerably, giving plenty of ripe flavors while finishing light and clean." -Wines & Spirits
Grape Variety : MavrodaphneType of wine : Sweet RedTasting notes : A chestnut-browny red, full-bodied, very dense structure, raisins, figues, jam of roses, dried fruits, walnuts and almonds create an explosive scenery for a port wine connaisseur! The finish is sublime, its sweetness is well balanced by the gentle burning of the alcohol, pointing out an excellent digestif!Technical information : This sweet Mavrodaphne is made from the Mavrodaphne grape. During fermentation, once the level of sugars desired is achieved, the producer fortifies this wine with fine eau de vie from our own production using indigenous grapes. It is then matured in oak French barrels for 5 years. - Winery ** Please Allow 2-3 Weeks Delivery Time **
Think figs and molasses and you’ll be close to the flavor of this wine, a rich, heavy red for nut cakes.
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