2010 Douloufakis "Dafnios" Liatiko Crete

SKU #1116142 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.  (12/ 2012)

K&L Notes

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.

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By: Melissa Smith |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/3/2014  | Send Email
Liatiko, a red Greek varietal grown on the island of Crete, makes a fairly light to medium bodied wine with a baking spice/potpourri nose, and soft tannins. The privately owned vineyards of Domain Douloufakis are certified organic and span over 70 acres of rolling hills in the Dafnes subregion of Crete, which has had the advantage in the transition to natural cultivation, as the region never adopted unnatural methods. The only obstacle faced is the certification fee.

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Greece

- We have the Greeks to thank for introducing wine into Italy and France. And while the legacy of ancient Greek culture lives on, little recognition is given to its modern-day contributions to the wine industry. From the Peloponnese in the south, to Macedonia and Epirus in the north, and islands like Crete, Samos and Santorini, fine wine is once again being made and most of it from indigenous grape varieties not grown in other countries. Styles range from hearty, rustic reds to crisp, neutral whites and heavenly dessert wines. Click for a list of bestselling items from Greece.
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