2011 Argyros Estate Assyrtiko Santorini
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Assyrtiko seemed impressive when I first saw it on release. The winery’s closure change for this bottling (to a screw cap) may scare some off, but don’t worry about it. This has opened beautifully -- more evidence of how well-made Assyrtiko develops. Much more expressive now, it has tasty and juicy fruit, reasonably good concentration for its level and nice grip on the finish. It is impossible to resist, a beautifully balanced and elegant Assyrtiko that nonetheless demonstrates persistence to go along with its finesse. It is not a brooding, massively concentrated wine, to be sure. It won’t initially make you go 'wow.' It is delicious and utterly charming, though. It is hard to keep your hands off of it. It should drink beautifully over the next few years. It may well last longer, but let’s see where we are when we get there. Drink now-2018.
Wine & Spirits
Bold and direct, this is a cool, clear reflection of the vintage, the chalky flavors lit by a bright note of lemon zest. Sharp and pithy, it would be delicious with a pile of little fried fish.