2014 Hatzidakis Assyrtiko Santorini (Previously $18)

SKU #1250918 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Santorini is all Assyrtiko and comes in at 13.8% alcohol. Sunny and graceful on opening, this is the lighter-styled, regular Assyrtiko from Hatzidakis, showing less concentration and power, but a lot of elegance. That's relatively speaking. It still has a fair bit of power and its expressive fruit is lovely. It finishes with a bang as it airs and warms, showing more power than I thought it had at first. It should drink very well in the short to the mid-term. Drink to 2021. (MS)  (10/2015)

Jancis Robinson

 Strong green leafy aspects on the nose. Creamy texture. Racy and super tense. Really well put together. Great polish and verve. 17/20 points. (JR)  (10/2015)

K&L Notes

Some of the most popular Greek wines at K&L are Assyrtiko-based wines from the enchanting island of Santorini. This white grape is full bodied with high acidity, making wines with power and complexity.

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By: Eric Story | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2016 | Send Email
This wine is mmm mmm good! Really nice interaction of textural fruit, stony minerality and juicy back-end length. I'm taking a few home so I can pair up with some fire-grilled fresh white fish and end-of-summer heirloom tomatoes.

By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/7/2016 | Send Email
Wow! Great wine for a great price. This is so much more serious than any other white wine under thirteen bucks in stock that I can think of. Straddling the border between mineral and petrol, while leaning towards the former, the citrus element follows through to the palate where it picks up a faint almond note. While there is some weight to the body, the acidity and minerality quickly come roaring back, and it finishes with a rocky rasp, and is anything but fat.

By: Lilia McIntosh | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/6/2016 | Send Email
This 100% Assyrtiko is mouthwatering, mineral and zesty. It's full of freshness and has almost sea breeze aromas, while the palate is rich in texture and high in acidity with an extremely long finish, which makes it one of the best wines to match with seafood. When I taste this wine all I can picture is the sunny coast of Santorini.

By: Adam Winkel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2016 | Send Email
I like that Hatzidakis releases this entry-level bottling a bit later than most Santorini producers. It's often on restaurant lists because you can rely upon the fact that it's ready to go and needs no additional bottle age; the acidity has calmed down and integrated and the wine has begun to put on some palate weight. An invigorating profile of citrus with almond skin savor and plenty of volcanic ash minerality.
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