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Critical Acclaims

Nov 2019

Andrew Catchpole at Harpers Wine and Spirit, November 2019, #47

There’s little doubting the quality of the wines, in all their mineral-slaked, vibrantly fresh style, with the superb Assyrtiko standing as an intriguing and transparent point of difference to the styles produced on the more famous volcanic soils of rival island Santorini… What really singles these wines out, though, is Avatangelos’ vision of making not just great Greek wines, but great wines that stand with the best in the world.

Sep 2019

Julia Harding MW for www.jancisrobinson.com

T-Oinos, Clos Stegasta Rare Assyrtiko 2017 PGI Cyclades Gently oaky nose adding richness and depth to the fruit intensity. More spice and still that fabulous ripe fruit – citrus and green fruits, with some spice on the long, stony mineral finish. Great concentration but also great freshness. A little more smoky in its mineral character. Intense but juicy in its freshness, the pure citrus coming back on the finish. Less cedary than the straight Assyrtiko. (JH) 14% Drink 2020 – 2030, Rating 18

Sep 2019

Julia Harding MW for www.jancisrobinson.com

T-Oinos, Clos Stegasta Rare Assyrtiko 2018 PGI Cyclades Pretty oaky on the nose but smart oak. Firm, slightly tannic texture and the fruit eats up the oak that was evident on the nose. Cedary character comes more from the oak, perhaps. Deep, even chewy but rounded and precise even within the oak jacket. More finesse than the 2017 and even more youthful and embryonic. Mouth-watering and salty on the finish with a more spicy mineral character than stony. (JH) Drink 2023 – 2032 - Rating18.5

Sep 2019

Julia Harding MW for www.jancisrobinson.com

T-Oinos, Clos Stegasta Rare Mavrotragano 2017 PGI Cyclades Black core with purple rim. Intense black fruit from this parcel. Cool and dry and really fine dry tannins – the effect of the granite and the schist, I think. This shows the character of the site and also highlights the wildness of the variety. Schist gives the character of the tannins here. A finesse that has wonderful dry texture. Chewy but so refined. Incredibly long and minerally. Likes chewing rocks. Salty. Needs time. (JH) 14.5% Drink 2023 – 2035, Rating 18

Sep 2019

Julia Harding MW for www.jancisrobinson.com

T-Oinos, Clos Stegasta Rare Mavrotragano 2018 PGI Cyclades Black core and purple rim. Tiny wild dark berries, the real character for the variety. Black and wild in character and balanced by those amazing dry schist-influenced structured tannins. Dark, savoury and dry and rich. Like boulders rising out of the fruit. Leaves your mouth clean and dry like dark chocolate. Incredible length. (JH) Drink 2025 – 2035, Rating 18.5

Jun 2019

Yiannis Karakasis MW at www.karakasis.mw

T-Oinos Clos Stegasta Mavrotragano 2017 Exclusively from the terraces of Rassonas vineyard in Tinos, the Clos Stegasta 2017 Mavrotragano is a wonder. Oregano, violets and dark chocolate on the nose along crunchy cherries and liquorice. Absolutely seductive. Full throttled on the palate with 14.8% abv yet manages to retain a high level of finesse. Amazing tannins for seminar. Simply phenomenal this is the best red ever produced by T-Oinos under the guidance of Stéphane Derenoncourt. Drink 2020-2030+, Rating (97)

Jun 2019

Yiannis Karakasis MW at www.karakasis.mw

T-Oinos Clos Stegasta Assyrtiko Rare 2018  A top level Assyrtiko that is intense and vivid with piercing lemon and apple fruit along spice and a kiss of oak. Fat, pure and fresh on the palate with tremendous complexity for such a youthful wine. While this is just and adolescent it has the potential to develop beautifully in the bottle. Unique and stunning. Drink 2020-2030, Rating (96)

Jun 2019

Yiannis Karakasis MW at www.karakasis.mw

T-Oinos Clos Stegasta Assyrtiko 2018  Α richer more Burgundian expression of Clos Stegasta that includes part of the Clos Stegasta Rare. Nutty in a Puligny style with impressive depth of fruit and hard to imagine complexity. A wine of energy and power that sets the bar for the variety.  Drink 2020-2030, Rating (95)

Jun 2019

Michel Bettane at Frankfurter Allemange Zeitung

I saw this place and immediately thought it must be an incredible wine