Blind tasting review
Kourtaki Mavrodaphne of Patras
Kourtaki Mavrodaphne of Patras

Style Sweet or aromatic Country Greece Price $10
Vintage tasted NV Grapes Mavrodaphne

Overview We imagine this is what sweet wine tasted like a thousand years ago. Rich, raisiny, and rustic, this Greek wine (and repeat Wine Trials selection) is the kind of thing Odysseus would have drunk to celebrate his return. Even better, a slight deliberate oxidation means that you can keep the bottle open for a few days and the wine won’t change—something you’d have to be crazy to attempt with most non-fortified wines.

Nose Our blind tasters found it rich and decadent, with aromas of caramel, apricot, toffee, and raisin. The slight aroma of alcohol is a bit distracting, but we’re not complaining.

Mouth It’s dark and viscous, with flavors of raisin, chocolate, toffee, and nuts.
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