Archive for August 2013

@Decanter recommends Boutari 2012 Santorini 89 points

August 27, 2013

From the September 2013 issue of Decanter:

Boutari Santorini 2012
89 points

Typically Assyrtiko with honeyed citrus aromatics and notes of fresh herbs. Has minerality, along with pear drops grapefruit and elderflower flavours.
—Nico Manessis

@WineSpectator: 90 points for Boutari Naoussa 2009

August 23, 2013

From the September 2013 issue of Wine Spectator:

Boutari Vinsanto 2008
91 points

This is filled with butterscotch, dried apricot, honey and fig flavors that are flanked by luxuriant notes of cream and spice. There’s a firm core of acidity for support. The sweet finish is fresh and balanced, with some smoke and caramel accents. Drink now through 2028. 3,333 cases made. —Kim Marcus

Boutari Naoussa 2009
90 points

A hint of orange peel to the lively dried raspberry, date and green fig flavors, which hang together with the support of vibrant acidity and medium-grained tannins. Complex and savory, with an alluring finish of sandalwood. Xinomavro. Drink now. 27,778 cases made. —Kim Marcus

Boutari Santorini 2012
88 points

Taut, with a minerally edge to the ripe apple, pear tart and wild cherry flavors, featuring lingering notes of grapefruit and flint. Finishes with a crisp accent of dried tarragon. Drink now through 2017. 5,556 cases made. —Kim Marcus

How to pronounce Moschofilero

August 15, 2013

Boutari chief enologist Yannis Voyatzis “speaks” Moschofilero…


Selecting the grapes in Santorini (sorting table)

August 7, 2013

sorting table santorini

As predicted, harvest has begun this week in Santorini!

This image was sent to us this morning by Christina Boutari.

Boutari harvest will begin this Saturday

August 1, 2013

ripe assyrtiko grapes

Above: Assyrtiko grapes on Santorni. Photo taken last Saturday.

“It was a warm year overall,” writes Christina Boutari via email. Harvest for “all areas will be earlier this year,” she says.

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