Archive for November 2013
Nov. 20, 2013: BOUTARI Moschofilero Mantinia 2012 (88 points)
On the ripe side, exhibiting juicy spiced apple, gooseberry and red peach flavors filled with concentrated notes of allspice and nutmeg. White pepper and onion powder accents appear on the finish. Drink now through 2017. 105,556 cases made. —Kim Marcus
With a 90 point score, Boutari 2009 Naoussa has landed in the Wine Spectator top 100 list for 2013!
It’s the only Greek wine to appear on the list.
And it’s the first time that a red wine from Greece has made it into the prestigious classification.
Boutari Naoussa 2009
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
Here’s how the editors compile the list:
Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select our Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world.
Here you’ll find every Top 100 list, from 2013 back to the debut year, 1988. Since then, new regions, grapes and styles have appeared on the list, but the classics are still going strong. Enjoy browsing a quarter-century of the world’s top wines!
In the video below, Boutari Yannis Voyatzis is sitting with Moschofilero vineyards behind him in Mantinia.