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2008 Alpha Estate “Hedgehog Vineyard” Xinomavro

Xynomavro is often compared with Nebbiolo - the deceivingly light colour, red fruits, and backbone are all too familiar. The name literally means "acid black", and it's obvious that this wine had time to soften in the bottle, leaving nuances of red fruit balanced by earth and spice. A couple of classmates liked it even so much as to put it in the "very good" ballpark, but I thought it lacked that complexity and balance to bring it up a notch on the quality scale....

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