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Mercouri Estate Cava 2010

Mercouri Estate Cava 750ml 2010      
Sku: 1914756*

Rating
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Apr 2014)
The 2010 Cava is 80% Refosco dal Pendulcolo Rosso and 20% Mavrodaphne, aged in mostly used French oak (one-third each of Allier, Never and Vosges) for 18 months. It comes in at 14% alcohol. This might be a wine that makes Northern Rhone fans happy. Others may find it is a bit gamey, with a little funk. It got better as it aired out, and I find that I have to lean up on it, but it may not be everyone-s cup of tea. This should have good aging potential, but it is surprisingly approachable now. With very sensual texture, it caressed the palate on first taste. Eventually finishing tight and well-nuanced by those earthy notes, it is different and a touch rustic. In other respects it seems remarkably graceful and gracious, well put together and interesting in its own right. Pair it with venison or aged roast beef and this wine should sing, if its mid-palate holds up. As it airs out, it shows grip and tension on the finish, along with all that earthy flavor, but it does thin a bit, too. Just have your expectations in order - sweet, fleshy and ripe is not what you-re going to get here. There were 4,900 bottles produced. Drink now-2022

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Country: Greece
Region: Peloponnesos
Grape Varietal: Mavrodaphne,Refosco
Type: Still wine
 
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