Greek wines make very few appearances in American stores, and it's Axia's mission to introduce the two. Syrah is a well-known varietal, and Xinomavro less so, but this blend brings together the old and the new in a beautiful way. Intensely fruity with pepper notes and strong tannins, it's a great entry into the world of Greek wine.
|Deep ruby. Vibrant, peppery dark fruit. Really peppery and just a hint of red-cherry sweetness behind that and very faintly floral. Impressive fruit concentration married to lovely natural freshness, even after several years in bottle, then the pepper kicks in on the long finish and the taninins provide a discreet framework with a slightly savoury aftertaste. Juicy and lively but not simple. So youthful still. Just a very slight warmth on the finish. A crossover style between fruit intensity and elegance. Long, too. Delicious.