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Santorini Boutari has a bright yellow color, a beautiful nose with flower aromas of lemon tree and jasmine and a well-structured palate with aromas of exotic and citrus fruits. It is a zesty refined wine with a perceived saltiness, an intense mineral body and a high acidity that gives a splendid finish. It pairs perfectly with fresh grilled fish with olive-oil lemon and thyme, fresh or steamed oysters, shrimps with lemon dressing, pasta with seafood or oysters, Greek salad, salads with sauce vinaigrette, and cheeses with mild acidity such as feta or goat cheese.

  • Year: 2016
  • Alcohol Percent: 13%
  • Producer: Boutari
92 Points
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Santorini is unoaked and comes in at 13.1% alcohol—and a rather high (certainly higher than in the past) price point. That may be related to this news delivered: "The 2016 Santorini Boutari was supervised personally by Vasilis Georgiou throughout the winemaking process (from harvest to bottling) and consequently there were some changes in comparison to the winemaking from previous vintages. Specifically more reductive handling of grapes throughout the process to avoid oxidation problems, lower temperatures during fermentation and prolonged maturing on fine lees (five months) under low temperature (10-12 degrees Celsius). This method was also performed to keep the wine fresh until bottling and retain some of the CO2 from the end of fermentation to protect its character from oxidation." I wouldn't have bothered to relate all of that unless something seemed impressive on tasting this, for whatever reason. This seems to be the most gripping and most concentrated one in a while. It is hard to remember one that showed more pure power and a better finish. It is tightly wound and very focused. To be sure, some on the island still have more concentration, but this looks elegant rather than thin, while retaining all of its power. It is a nice step forward. It will, of course, have to age well to justify the score, but I'm leaning up on this at the moment. It should hold well at least five to seven years. Then, we'll see where we are."

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Boutari Santorini Dry White Wine 2016 750ml

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Boutari Santorini Dry White Wine 2016 750ml

country: Greece/region: Santorini

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