2008 Tselepos Agiorgitiko Nemea (Previously $22)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 AGIORGITIKO was aged for 8 months in French oak (2nd and 3rd pass only). This is a bit compact, quite elegant in the mid-palate, but it is pure, velvety and lovely, with a notable backbone. There is a little oak, but that should integrate. It won't immediately be a 'wow' wine, but I predict it will grow on you as it grew on me. It was better after an hour or so. Fragrant, crisp and intensely flavorful, this Agiorgitiko has some nods to Burgundy, given its graceful presentation, aromatics and structure. It finishes well and should be a crowd pleaser, making everyone from novices to geeks happy. It is a good follow up to the ‘07, perhaps a bit steelier...Drink now-2018.