Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Moschofilero Boutari 2005 wine review by (PB)

I cannot even tell you when the last time I had a Greek wine was but I can tell you that it was memorable—for all the wrong reasons! So when the good folks at Paterno Imports sent us this wine, I was skeptical.

This wine, made from the grape by that name (pronounced--mo-sko-feel-ero) is a pale straw with the slightest hint of green. It has a sweet, fruity bouquet with a nice, spicy, nutmeg and cinnamon note that was wonderful. This is one of those wines I just could sit and smell picking apart the nuanced aromas.

In the mouth this Greek creation has vibrant acidity with a keen citrus punctuation and while it smells sweet, it is quite dry!

The bouquet would lead you to expect a stronger presence on the palate than what was there but with its structure, this wine would be an excellent food wine—think; lobster with dripping drawn butter.

We saw this wine a day later at a wine shop in Boston for $10—a decent value! So, okay, now we have yet another country to explore—just stay away from the “retsina.”

Be sure to check out (NW's) review of this wine as well and raise a glass!

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