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90 points. Wine Spectator Top 100

16,5
16,5 points. Jancis Robinson

Alpha Estate, Axia Malgousia 2013 PGI Florina

26 Jan 2014 by JH

Date tasted 08 Dec 2013

Producer Alpha Estate

Appellation PGI Florina

Vintage 2013

Region Macedonia

Country Greece

Score 16.5

Colour White

Alcohol 13%

When to drink 2014 to 2015 

Date tasted 08 Dec 2013 

Reviewer JH

Sandy and sandy clay soil over limestone. TA 6.1 g/l, RS 3 g/l, pH 3.36. 
Aromatic with peaches and blossom and a delicate note of clementine but not OTT. Equally scented on the palate, with a certain minerality and slightly grainy texture that balances and anchors the very aromatic flavours. Finishes fresh and long. This seems to get better every vintage. (JH)

90
90 points. Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate

Apr 2013 Mark Squires90

Drink: 2013 - 2015 $20 (17)

The 2012 Malagouzia Axia was tank fermented and sourced from Alpha’s vines in the “Turtles” sub-region of the Amyndeon plateau at 620-710 meters in altitude. It comes in at 13% alcohol. Rather full bodied and relatively lush relative to what I see for some bottlings from the grape, this has a lovely mouthfeel, nice texture and well integrated components, finishing with crispness and purity. The herbaceous notes common to many bottlings are in the background here. It has an elegant and persistent feel, lingering longer on the finish that you might think from the first impression. Seen a bit later this year, it certainly seems more expressive, more transparent and more open. It really grew on me as it aired. It may last longer than I think, but there is no reason to hold this and it may not hold long at peak. Drink it this summer when it will be at its best. Drink now-2015. 

16,5
16,5 points. Jancis Robinson

Alpha Estate, Axia Malagousia 2012 PGI Florina

27 Dec 2012 by JH

Date tasted 21 Dec 2012

Producer Alpha Estate

Appellation PGI Florina

Vintage 2012 Region Macedonia

Country Greece

Score16.5

Colour White

Alcohol 13%

When to drink 2013 to 2015

Date tasted 21 Dec 2012

ReviewerJH
 

Fragrant with pear and peach and a light floral note. Significantly more intensity and purity than earlier vintages and the acidity balances that fruit depth beautifully. This wine is really coming into its own. On the finish there's just-ripe apricot and real zest, freshness and length. It may keep longer but I'd enjoy it now. (JH)