Douloufakis Liatiko Dafnios 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Douloufakis Liatiko Dafnios 2017
SKU: 62749

Douloufakis Liatiko Dafnios 2017

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750ml
$17.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Greece, Crete
Brand Douloufakis
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
Its aroma will surprise you with its bouquet of spices such as olives, rich dark fruits and hints of tannins that will age and mature unfolding -as time passes- aromas of nuts, raisins and leather. The colour is light red with orange hues, which is characteristic of this variety. As you first taste it, you will experience the continuation of the heady bouquet and will discover a wine of medium body, good acidity, soft and tasteful tannins, which make it mostly elegant to drink! This wine could accompany a simple or complex food menu or just a special relaxing moment.
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Aromas of red currants, dark chocolate and black cherry start this delicious red from Crete. Structured and focused on the palate, its flavors of red berry and spices have a refined overall character.

Susan Kostrzewa, September 1, 2019
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The 2017 Liatiko Dafnios was aged for 12 months in used French oak. It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Round and approachable this year, it is full of flavor, showing plums and black cherries. It is very dry, though, not candied. There is also not a lot of lift to the fruit this year, but it seems fresh enough. It also feels full in the mouth, at least for the price level, and nicely textured as well. It is pretty much ready to drink now. Some years have been a bit more intense, but the tannins are mostly ripe here. That's not to say this lacks for structure, only that its balance will allow it to be drunk a bit younger. At the price level, you cannot go wrong on this interesting red. It might still be able to improve a bit.

Mark Squires, June 28, 2019