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2017 Lyrarakis Mandilari Plakoura - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2017 Mandilari Plakoura Vineyard was aged for 12 months in an approximately equal mixture of French and American oak (50% new). It comes in at 13.3% alcohol. A very fine bargain, this is beautifully structured, elegant, fresh and supported with moderate tannins. The wood is a little obvious just now but so is the flavorful and bold fruit, which dribbles cherry nuances all over the palate. It's delicious, it's balanced, and the structure gives it a chance to age and develop. We'll see how it develops, but it's worth leaning up just now. You can drink this now, but another year in the cellar wouldn't hurt. - Mark Squires"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #249, June 2020), 90 pts


2017 Lyrarakis Mandilari Plakoura - 93 PTS - WINE ANORAK

wine anorak logo"500 m altitude with a sandy, stony soil. This is fresh and concentrated with lovely structure under the vivid black cherry and blackberry fruit, with some raspberry crunch. This is really structured and grippy with some minty hints and firm tannins: a bold, fresh, focused red wine of real intensity. Lovely purity here, and amazing potential for development."

- Wine Anorak (November 2020), 93 pts