Samos 1980 Nectar (half-bottle)Regular price £49
The island of Samos, a mile off the Turkish coast, has been producing wine for thousands of years. Their trump card is exceptional sweet Muscat, and the best is Nectar. Nectar is made with sun-dried grapes and aged in oak. This special bottling of the 1980 vintage has been in barrel for thirty years. It's a world-class wine, a rarity, and wonderful value.
Mid bright reddish tawny. Very sweet and heady with some concentration. Butterscotch on the nose. It smells as though it's going to be a bit heavy going and sickly but the acidity on the finish is just great! It's labelled by hand. Sweet at first and then so transparent and lively. Was this specially bottled for us? If so it's a great loss to the wine world. Fabulous balance and drinkable without food. Just starting to be a little chewy on the finish.
19 pointsJancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 19/09/2013
Selected vineyards at 500m and above, planted on traditional dry stone terraces. Sundried for 15 days, then pressed. Aged 30 years in oak.
|Blend||100% Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains|