2015 Sigalas "Aa" (Assyrtiko/Athiri) Santorini

SKU #1237864 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Aa is Sigalas' typical blend, 75/25 Assyrtiko and Athiri. An under-the-radar buy, this is very fine again this year, chock full of flavor and possessed of a long finish. What makes it more special, though, is the way it evolves in the glass with air and warmth, gradually showing more and more tension on the finish as well as an increasingly transparent demeanor. This is a beauty and a bargain, the equal of the 2014--and perhaps its better. (MS)  (6/2016)

K&L Notes

A combination of Assyrtiko, with its inherent layers of structure and power, combined with the small addition of the bright lift and aromatics of the Athiri makes for a real knockout.

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Staff Image By: Eric Story | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/2/2016 | Send Email
A very bright aromatic of rich citrus and that one of a kind volcanic minerality, which can only be found on Santorini, gives this wine a refreshing character from start to finish. Plenty of juiciness on the palate with expressive length and a happy finish that has verve and identity. This has a certain restraint that can only come from a true master of their craft. Drink nice and chilled on its own or, with chilled fresh fruits and veggies. A killer with fish dishes too!

Staff Image By: Ivan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/30/2016 | Send Email
Almost Chablis-like with its mineral-driven flavors and bright, racy texture, this blend of indigenous Greek varietals drinks with classic elegance and purity. The palate shows lemon, green apple, sea salt, and chalky minerals, while the bracing acidity provides tension and clarity on the finish. About as refreshing as wine gets.

Staff Image By: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/30/2016 | Send Email
Elegant aromas of pollen, yellow apples, and chalk lead your senses to flavors of crushed stones, quince, persimmon and crunchy apple. Thirst-quenching acidity and a long, waxy, almost sage like finish provide for a wine that will pair perfectly with flakey Branzino and olive-oil smashed potatoes.

Staff Image By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/29/2016 | Send Email
Stone fruit, wet rocks, and a lush floral notes lead you to expect something rather fulsome, but you actually get little of that. Instead, the initial abundance is immediately countered by a surprisingly taut, powerful, mineral-accented wine of sparkling purity. It puts me in mind of an afternoon sun-shower, where the rain leaves a hair raising coolness to the air in its wake. The flavors, writ small, linger on after the implacable steam-rolling they receive. Dynamic!

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