MERCOURI CAVA RED REFOSCO/MAVRODAPHNE 2013
by Mercouri Estate
Sourced from 20-25 year old vines, comes this beautifully made red wine. A blend of Refosco and Mavrodaphne (80-20%), this is a brilliant wine, aged for 12 months in French oak, and then an additional 3 years in bottle. Very dark red, in color, this shows the benefits of its extended aging at the Estate. Surely it's complex, rich and full bodied; yet it is very smooth, and balanced. Tannins and acidity are in perfect harmony, while the finish is very long and persistent. You will be well advised and rewarded to cellar this one for a good 10-15 years, if you can wait, of course. Otherwise, get the best dry aged steaks, game, sausages (wild boar, please), and aged soft yellow cheeses.