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96
96 Points. James Halliday. The Australian

2009 Alpha Estate Syrah Merlot Xinomavro
An estate-grown blend of 60% syrah, 20% each of merlot and xinomavro given three to four days' cold soak before fermentation. A vivid, deep crimson-purple colour; intense black cherry fruit fills the bouquet, then opens proceedings on the beautifully weighted and structured palate. Superb poise and balance to the oak and fine-grained tannins. Served blind, you would not guess its country of origin. 14% alc; cork
96 points; drink to 2030; $40

90
90 points. Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate

Source    Reviewer    Rating    Maturity    Current (Release) Cost
eRobertParker.com #212
Apr 2014    Mark Squires    90    Drink: 2014 - 2017    $18 (18)
The 2013 Malagouzia Axia is from the Turtles sub-region of Amyndeon, a vineyard at an altitude of 620-710 meters. Coming in at 13% alcohol, it was tank-fermented and bottled on November 11, 2013. Tasted somewhat more than 90 days later, it was showing quite well, projecting nice viscosity in its youth. The lovely aromatics and flavors I’ve come to expect were on display, too: oranges, muted and perhaps cut by some hints of pear. Showing good density for this grape (winemaker Angelo Iatridis said the “nice body” was notable in the vintage) and continuing to flesh out in the glass, it finishes lightly, but nicely, with all its parts, including acidity, well-integrated. It also finishes with delicious bursts of fruit. Drink now-2017 

94
90 points. Robert Parker. The Wine Advocate

90
90 Points Robert Parker

17
17 Points. Jancis Robinson

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