Light mint, crushed cassis, wild scrubby herbs and elegant purple florals fill this Xinomavaro through the mid-palate. It's Barolo-esque up front, even pouring with a brown tint in the glass. However, as soon as you get to the finish, the raging, grippy Xino tannins take over, stripping this of easy drinking pleasure if you're not consuming with lamb or ribs. There's a lovely freshness that carries this compact wine, though those tannins require serious protein or a day in the decanter to mitigate now.
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