'A wine with almost painful length, keeping the taste buds working flat out keeping up to progress along and across the palate.'
97 Points - James Halliday
The gift that keeps on giving. Jim Barry's take on the famed grape variety from Santorini in the Greek Isles has fast become one of the biggest selling alternative wines at My Wine Guy, and for good reason too.
Originally planted in the Clare in 2012, the Assyrtiko holds court with the regions great Riesling wines, with notes of Meyer lemon, melon and a saline/mineral twang. Epic stuff, we just can't keep it in stock long enough.
'Wow. I’m tempted to describe this as elegant but it has so much power and I’m wary of giving the wrong impression. It offers pure blackcurrant fruit flavour and then layers boysenberry, bay leaf, dust, smoked meats and sweet herb notes throughout.'
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front