"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