Thymiopoulos Naoussa Xinomavro 'Alta' 2020
How does Apostolos Thymiopoulos do it? You would think there was a limit to the number of Xinomavro-based wines he could make which still have something new to say. Yet here we are again, with a gorgeous wine made from some of the highest vineyards in the Naoussa appellation. The extra altitude translates into a wine of Burgundian elegance, but it still has that trademark Thymiopoulos drinkability with its hint of richness and polish.
Really burgundian on the nose, fresh and red-fruited, scented. Super-high-acid freshness. Burgundian on the palate, too: so fragrant and fine-boned even though it is tannic. Dry and extremely refined. Fabulous wine.
17.5 pointsJulia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 25/10/2022
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