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Gavalas Nykteri 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Earthy with the wood from barrel ageing immediately apparent on the nose. It’s well integrated adding resiny, sweet and smoky nuances to the nose but obvious and slightly more pronounced than the ripe pear and green floral notes that emerge in the glass. Lovely and bright on entry, this has a little weight and just a touch of roundness and creaminess from its time in barrel. The fruit is rather orchard toned, all pears, apples and with a little peachiness and quince on the backend where this gains some floral and slightly toasty oak power. The finish has a lovely sweet/tart tension and fine length with the acid really driving the sweetness and subtle spice from the wood that turns a bit sticky on the finale. It’s a lovely wine, and while the wood adds complexity and texture I’m not sure it improves the wine. 89pts

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Winery: Gavalas
Color: White
Varietal: Assyrtiko
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Gavalas:
Our winery is located in Megalochori, and you will get there by walking through a small lit up stone tunnel. The winery is a small museum that tells the three century tradition of the Gavalas family in the winemaking industry. Tours take place from April 15th until the end of October from 10:00 to 20:00. Call us to arrange a visit.

Editorial Reviews for Gavalas Nykteri

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
08/26/2014

Earthy with the wood from barrel ageing immediately apparent on the nose. It’s well integrated adding resiny, sweet and smoky nuances to the nose but obvious and slightly more pronounced than the ripe pear and green floral notes that emerge in the glass. Lovely and bright on entry, this has a little weight and just a touch of roundness and creaminess from its time in barrel. The fruit is rather orchard toned, all pears, apples and with a little peachiness and quince on the backend where this gains some floral and slightly toasty oak power. The finish has a lovely sweet/tart tension and fine length with the acid really driving the sweetness and subtle spice from the wood that turns a bit sticky on the finale. It’s a lovely wine, and while the wood adds complexity and texture I’m not sure it improves the wine. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/05/2011

2009 Nikteri 14% - Fairly woody on the nose with dried fruit aromas, particularly dried pineapple and plenty of ginger from the oak. A touch of tannin up front gives way to a leading edge of wood induced sweetness which helps add depth to the fruit on entry but the backend turns too woody and those tannins pop back out. There is some wood spice on the moderately long finish and a nutty finale but the modest fruit character here plays second fiddle to the wood treatment. 84pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
08/26/2014

Four and a half glasses



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