Skouras Saint George Agiorgitiko 2015
Made from the impossible-to-pronounce or spell Aghiorghitiko grape, this wine undulates and lifts up the berries and spice with nice depth. The combination of the depth and freshness is what kept bringing me back when I tasted initially tasted it. It’s reminiscent of a higher-altitude Malbec, meaning that rich fruit and French oak spices are the stars of the show instead of zesty acid or grippy tannins, although the wine is well-balanced and not at all flabby. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel (to retain freshness), the must underwent full malolactic fermentation (for a bit of texture and roundness) and the new wine spent a year in two-year-old French oak barrels (for softening and spices) before being released.