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Sunday, 1 February 2015

A Greek Odyssey in the Supermarket; Chapter 2 - Waitrose

Two Greek wines from Waitrose, recommended by MW student Anne Jones

These two wines formed part of my further research for an article on Greek wines for Cambridge Business.

Santorini Assyrtiko, Hatzidakis 2013 (£11.99)  Sandy yellow, orchard fruits on the rose; sweet, ripe cooked peaches, but dry, fresh and mineral. A touch of salinity; long, mineral finish. Good.

A versatile food wine, it has the body and acidity to stand up to a range of strongly-flavoured foods such as pasta, roast pork or salamis and hard cheese.

Tsantali Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (£9.49) a modern Greek red with Bordeaux-style cassis, cedar and cool mint; deep, concentrated structure and an organic purity.

Still tightly knit, despite four years' age, this will benefit from several hours in the decanter / years' cellaring. Good.

Match with red meats, such as rare roast beef.

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A Greek Odyssey in the Supermarket; Chapter 1

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