I’ve been hearing a lot about Greek wine lately and most of it positive and I must say, after tasting this, I can understand why. Greece who proudly grow their own indigenous grapes is not the first country that comes to mind when talking about Cabernet Sauvignon but here the grapes are organically grown at the Tsantali family’s privately owned vineyard at Agios Pavlos in Halkidiki, also combining a holistic approach to sustainable farming.
This is all very commendable but is the wine any good?
Tsantali Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
If I was expecting your typical Cabernet aromas and flavours, this didn’t fit the bill, it was extremely fruity with lots of dark berries and blackcurrants, not much in the way of cedarwood, cigar box and smoke. On Initial taste, the fruit was pleasantly rich if a little tart, muted smooth tannins and just a hint of oak (even if it did have around 8 months in French barrels ) a little spice in the background giving it a pleasant easy finish.
Soft and fruity with a kind of juicy elegance best sums this up and I enjoyed it as did my wife who sometimes pulls that face when tasting a full on Cabernet but this was a little different, softer and more approachable straight out of the bottle.