2010 Douloufakis "Dafnios" Liatiko Crete (last of vintage) (Previously $14)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Liatiko 'Dafnios' is all Liatiko, an indigenous Cretan grape, that is oak aged for 9 months according to the winery’s data. It seemed slightly creamy on opening, which is odd because it is anything but. That changed pretty fast. It has a rich fruit nuance and came around nicely in the glass, showing better structure and more purity of fruit, without any cloying traces, losing all the creamy hints. It is pretty sexy in some respects given its fine aromatics and intense fruit flavor, but it cuts that with a little steely purity and enough structure to prevent it from being overly one dimensional. Many like their reds in the lower 60 degrees Fahrenheit anyway, but this is certainly something that should not be drunk too warm. This could grow on me. It is awfully tasty and awfully friendly. I will be interested to see how it develops in the cellar and in other vintages. Drink now-2018.
100% Liatiko - Ruby colour. Fruity , spicy nose. Round mellow texture. Very stylish, mouth filling, old fashioned that will delight the liatiko fanatics. The extraction of the grapes lasted 5-6 days. After the alcoholic fermentation the wine was matured in casks and aged for 6 months in new oak barrels. Perfect combination with red meat and cheese.