@RobertMParkerJr Wine of the Day: 2004 Naoussa

Boutari’s 2004 Naoussa was Robert Parker’s “Wine of the Day” yesterday.

Here’s what Wine Advocate reviewer Mark Squires had to say about the wine and vintage (April 2010, WA 188), giving it 90 points.

The 2004 GRANDE RESERVE has powerful aromatics, a touch of funk and a touch of game, plus more intensity than the ’06 regular reviewed this issue. Focused, complex and earthy, despite the time in oak, this is quite elegant in the mid-palate, has a crisp, somewhat astringent finish and develops slowly but beautifully in the glass. I think it will fulfill the promise I see. It is not for those who want smooth and sexy—at least not yet. It should hold very well, although it is quite approachable now. Drink now-2024.

Boutari is one of Greece’s old line wineries, famed in particular for its work in the North with Xinomavro. It should be noted that Boutari does a fine job with whites elsewhere (i.e., Mantinia and Santorini), producing reasonably priced wines with fine balance and some distinction.

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One Comment on “@RobertMParkerJr Wine of the Day: 2004 Naoussa”


  1. Fantastic news and congrats!


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