Kir Yianni Dyo Elies Syrah Merlot Xinomavro, Macedonia, Greece

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Terrific Syrah blend from Kir Yianni's Macedonian vineyards

What started in 1997 as a fresh expression of Greek wine is now one of the most progressive wineries in the country. Research and development programmes dedicated to unlocking the potential of Xinomavro, the local grape variety, are given the kind of focus Catena have done with Malbec

Tasting Note: Deep red in color, on the nose the wine shows a lush character composed of smoky, caramel and vanilla notes emerging over a background of ripe red fruits and chocolate. The palate is full, showing volume, a rich structure and a lipsmacking freshness that creates a lingering, spicy finish.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 17/20, Tom Cannavan 92/100 "spicy, intense and a bit of a star"

Syrah 60%, Merlot 30%, Xinomavro 10%