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Kir-Yianni Diaporos Single Vineyard Xinomavro 2017

95

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$49.95
LCBO#:
14131
750 ml bottle
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The 2017 Diaporos (the labels of late just say 'single vineyard' and have dropped the 'Block 5') is all Xinomavro but for 13% Syrah. It was aged for 16 months in 50% new French oak and comes in at 14.3% alcohol. Though the 'Block 5' is not on the label any more, this is still sourced from 'the heart of Block 5' of Kir-Yianni's vineyard, says the winery. There are some rustic Xinomavros in this report, but this adds a lot more flesh and more ripeness to balance the tannins. The tannins, by the way, are still powerful; this is no easy wine. It will need some air or some cellaring to show its best, even if the concentrated mid-palate better soaks up some of the power. The Syrah may be a small minority of the blend, but it does color this and express itself, adding some important nuance. This is very young, very unevolved and very much likely to improve in the cellar, but right now it looks like a great Diaporos. I personally wouldn't want to touch it for another five years, and that might not be enough. That's not to say it is completely unapproachable even now, but it will surely show better, as well as more harmoniously, with development. Drink date: 2023-2045. Score - 95. (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, Nov. 4, 2021)

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  • Alcohol/Vol
    14.5%
  • Made In
    Macedonia, Greece
  • By
    Kir-Yianni
  • Sugar Content
    2 gram per Litre
  • Varietal
    Xinomavro/Syrah

Product Details

The 2017 Diaporos (the labels of late just say 'single vineyard' and have dropped the 'Block 5') is all Xinomavro but for 13% Syrah. It was aged for 16 months in 50% new French oak and comes in at 14.3% alcohol. Though the 'Block 5' is not on the label any more, this is still sourced from 'the heart of Block 5' of Kir-Yianni's vineyard, says the winery. There are some rustic Xinomavros in this report, but this adds a lot more flesh and more ripeness to balance the tannins. The tannins, by the way, are still powerful; this is no easy wine. It will need some air or some cellaring to show its best, even if the concentrated mid-palate better soaks up some of the power. The Syrah may be a small minority of the blend, but it does color this and express itself, adding some important nuance. This is very young, very unevolved and very much likely to improve in the cellar, but right now it looks like a great Diaporos. I personally wouldn't want to touch it for another five years, and that might not be enough. That's not to say it is completely unapproachable even now, but it will surely show better, as well as more harmoniously, with development. Drink date: 2023-2045. Score - 95. (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, Nov. 4, 2021)

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  • Alcohol/Vol
    14.5%
  • Made In
    Macedonia, Greece
  • By
    Kir-Yianni
  • Sugar Content
    2 gram per Litre
  • Varietal
    Xinomavro/Syrah
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