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Κριτικές ελληνικών κρασιών

Διεθνείς κριτικές και αξιολογήσεις για τα κρητικά κρασιά Δουλουφάκη



Επαγγελματίες στο χώρο του οίνου δοκιμάζουν τα κρασιά μας και δημοσιεύουν αξιολογήσεις και σημειώσεις γευσιγνωσίας.  Παρακάτω μπορείτε να δείτε κριτικές γραμμένες από διάσημους οινοκριτικούς και οινοδημοσιογράφους για τα ελληνικά κρασιά Δουλουφάκη, που παράγονται στην Κρήτη. 


"This producer on Crete goes from strength to strength these days. I love their Liatiko, another Greek red to learn about, and I adore the Femina, in particular. The Vidiano is coming along well, too. There isn't much they do wrong."  

Mark Squires, Αμερικανός Οινοδημοσιογράφος
(Wine Advocate - www.robertparker.com)


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Enotria white reviews
Δουλουφάκη ENOTRIA Λευκός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Enotria White Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2017 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2016 Silver medal
2016 U.K. Decanter 2015 Commended
2015 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2014 Gold medal
2012 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2011 Silver medal
2010 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2009 Silver medal
2009 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2008 Silver medal
2007 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2006 Silver medal
2003 France Challenge International du Vin 2006 Silver medal


Enotria White Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2016 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2015 Enjoyable blend with a floral and fruity nose followed by a round and defined palate.


 



Dafnios white reviews
Δουλουφάκη ΔΑΦΝΙΟΣ Λευκός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Dafnios White Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2017 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2016 90/100
2017 U.K. Decanter 2016 Silver medal
2017 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2016 Silver medal
2016 U.K. Decanter 2015 Bronze medal
2016 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2015 Silver medal
2016 France Tasted 100% Blind - Andreas Larsson 2014 87/100
2015 Australia The Real Review - Huon Hooke 2014 Bronze medal
2015 U.K. Decanter 2014 Silver medal
2015 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2014 89/100
2015 France Tasted 100% Blind - Andreas Larsson 2014 86/100
2014 Canada Wine Align - John Szabo, MS 2013 89/100
2014 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2013 89/100
2013 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2012 89/100
2012 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2011 88/100
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2010 Gold medal
2009 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 Silver medal
2008 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2007 Silver medal
2008 U.K. London, IWSC 2007 Silver medal


Dafnios White Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2017 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2016 Honey and quince of the nose. Sweet fruit on the palate, juicy with mid palate concentration. A long finish showing good complexity.
2017 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2016 The 2016 Vidiano Dafnios is all Vidiano, unoaked and coming in at 13.7% alcohol. As clean and fresh as this is, it also showAuthors fine solidity in the mid-palate and a nice finish. Granting that it is a bit tight in its youth, its purity of fruit is rather glorious. This is not, to be sure, a wine (or grape) with much personality. It leans more to a dry, clean Chardonnay. It finishes with very little in the way of fruitiness--on other vintages, I've noted more--but it still manages to grip the palate, at least now and in its youth. It should open up a bit if you give it a few months in the cellar and it might be better in the spring of 2018. Finally, the winery and the importer advise that this can age for over 10 years, maybe as much as 15. How gracefully it will age and develop, as opposed to merely holding on, is still a question to me, though, and given variable storage conditions, let's go slow and be conservative. Take it in stages.
2016 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2015 The darling grape of Crete. Smells ripe and fruity with a peach and floral nose. Outstanding value at this price. A convincing answer to Viognier with racy acidity.
2016 France Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of The World 2007 www.blindtasted.com 2014 Quite good intensity here, light golden colour but still youthful, so it has a green tinge. Quite tropical nose. There is ripe fruit here, a bit more ripeness than some previous examples. More in the direction here of yellow fruit, stone fruit. There is still a good presence of fresh citrus, like lemon or lime. Really floral, with hints of apricot, yellow plum. Perhaps a bit of oak, but in that case very discreet. There is a slight hint of nuttiness or something that reminds me of something roasted. Nice palate there. Medium weight but quite broad on the palate. With lush yellow fruit, underlined by lemon and lime zest, fresh almond. The acidity is well-integrated. Quite high acidity, good sensation of freshness on the palate. Medium towards long finish. Well-rounded, really juicy with a good purity of fruit. Good drinkability today and over the few coming years.
2015 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2014 Mineral driven vibrant and fruity nose with charm and freshness. The big fresh fruit palate is balanced by really good juicy acidity, and has herbal tea hints adding complexity, long and really well balanced, lovely wine.
2015 France Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of The World 2007 www.blindtasted.com 2014 Medium deep straw colour, some hints of sweet citrus, almonds and nuts, good structure on the palate, pure and fresh yellow fruit with fine length and balance.
2015 France Markus Del Monego MW, Best Sommelier of The World 1998 www.blindtasted.com 2014 Bright yellow colour with green hue. Discreet nose with restrained fruit, hints of citrus fruit, apple and pear. On the palate well structured with good mouthfeel, medium weight and length.
2015 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2014 The 2014 Vidiano Dafnios is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. This opened a bit on the piercing side, but as it aired and warmed, the texture became more velvety and caressing, while the fruit seemed surprisingly rich and sappy. Bursting with flavor, this is a tasty treat that is fruit-forward, but not merely fruity. It is a very nice bargain, too. If it is not quite as much of an overachiever as the winery's Femina (which has become one of my can't-miss favorites), it is no slouch in the value-for-money category. However long it theoretically holds, drink it young and fresh for best results. The more I taste wines from Douloufakis, the happier I am with them. They all seem to be overachievers. They taste great and the prices run from nice to amazing.
2014 Canada John Szabo, MS www.winealign.com 2013 Produced from 100% vidiano, one of the top white varieties on the Island of Crete, by one of it's leading proponents. The 2013 is somewhat subtle on the nose but the palate is explosively fruity and fullish, substantially flavoured and very ripe, with mostly yellow orchard fruit and some mango-guava-papaya tropical fruit. Very good length. A fine, fruity unoaked wine that runs in the same style spectrum as, say, viognier.
2014 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2013 The 2013 Vidiano Dafnios is a wonderfully fresh Vidiano with persistent flavor and lovely texture. Lively and clean, it is simply irresistible just now, completely charming and quite delicious. This is a relatively new winery on our shores, but every time I taste their whites in particular, I'm sold. When you see how fresh, enchanting and clean this Vidiano is, you may wonder why some are oaked (yet oak often does work). Each to his own, to be sure, but I think this is far more charming than the winery's own oaked Vidiano, also reviewed this issue. Drink now-2017.
2013 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2012 The 2012 Vidiano Dafnios is quite charming, pure, solid and powerful, with a lingering, crisp finish. This is a grape most don’t know, but it does pop up on Crete in various versions. It looks like it has some potential for the future. I loved the earthy, minerally undertone and its focused persistence on the finish. Tightly wound and relatively full bodied, it shows beautifully, another winner from this newly arrived (on our shores) winery and a nice deal. Drink now-2016.
2012 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2011 The 2011 Vidiano “Dafnios” is all Vidiano, indigenous to Crete. I’ve seen it elsewhere on Crete, although this is the first time seen from this winery. It is clean and crisp with a slight lemony tinge early on. With sufficient body for its price range and nice persistence on the flavorful and juicy finish, this is a wine with good purity of fruit that is refreshing, but reasonably solid and round in the mid-palate. It should function well as a summer weight white, but it can also match up to some foods. It won’t reward cellaring. Drink it young and fresh. It should be great in the summer of 2013. Drink now-2015.

 



Sauvignon Blanc white reviews
Δουλουφάκη SAUVIGNON BLANC Λευκός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Sauvignon Blanc Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2009 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2008 Silver medal
2007 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2006 Silver medal
2006 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2005 Silver medal


 



Chardonnay white reviews
Δουλουφάκη CHARDONNAY Λευκός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Chardonnay Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2010 Silver medal
2008 France Challenge International du Vin 2007 Bronze medal
2007 France Challenge International du Vin 2006 Silver medal
2006 France Challenge International du Vin 2005 Bronze medal
2003 France Challenge International du Vin 2002 Silver medal


 



Femina white reviews
Δουλουφάκη FEMINA Λευκός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Femina White Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2017 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2016 91/100
2017 U.K. Decanter 2016 Silver medal
2017 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2016 Bronze medal
2017 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2016 Silver medal
2017 Japan Sakura 2016 Silver medal
2016 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2015 Silver medal
2016 France Tasted 100% Blind - Andreas Larsson 2015 86/100
2016 Japan Sakura 2015 Gold medal
2015 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2014 90/100
2015 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2014 Silver medal
2014 Canada Wine Align - John Szabo, MS 2013 88/100
2014 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2013 90/100
2014 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2013 Gold medal
2013 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2011 91/100
2013 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2012 90/100
2013 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2012 Gold medal


Femina White Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2017 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2016 Refined, delicate and very pure with soft floral aromas. The palate shows punchy acidity, persistence and freshness; well made.
2017 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2016 The 2016 Femina is all Malvasia di Candia–from Crete–unoaked, dry and coming in at 13.5% alcohol. Sourced from limestone-soil vineyards at 300 to 400 meters in altitude, this is typically aromatically invigorating, a little grassy, spicy and floral, exuberant on the nose. And it is Malvasia, which tends to have some personality. It is a sure-fire refresher in the summer, but that's not all. It has reasonable concentration for the level and excellent structure. It is tightly wound on the palate, especially now that it is young, finishing with its typical tension. One of my favorite summer refreshers, this is a can't-miss buy if you like fresh whites with personality. It may well age a bit, too (the winery advised five to seven years), but it is a fresh white that benefits greatly from its freshness, so you might not want to bother holding it very long, no matter how long it theoretically lasts.
2016 Canada David Lawrason, Wine Journalist www.winealign.com 2015 This is a deeply coloured, intensely aromatic and unusual white with lifted pine/evergreen/retsina-like aromas. Which I actually like. There is also intriguing apricot, star fruit and spice. It is medium weight, with some viscosity and this very vibrant lemony sappy, bitter palate. Tasted November 2016.
2016 Canada John Szabo, MS www.winealign.com 2015 A heavily terpenic, reductive, super-intensely-flavoured white made with the indigenous malvasia di Candia aromatica variety, aromatic to be sure, by one of Crete's leading estates. It offers some intriguing white chocolate flavours at this stage, heading into the oxidative phase of ageing - I'd drink this up soon to capture the remaining tropical fruit and heavy floral-jasmine character. For now, it's an intense ride for the money. Dry but quite rich. Tasted November 2016. Value Rating: ***
2016 Canada Michael Godel, Wine Critic www.winealign.com 2015 One of the more interesting dry white wines you will encounter is this malvasia from Crete, so exotically perfumed and lemon intense. The purity, clarity and clean fun is just terrific here. With a big chill and a mess of grilled calamari I can’t think of much better or simpler pleasures. The acidity and the quick peppery jolt only help to enhance the jovial spirit. I could drink this all the time. Drink 2016-2017. Tasted November 2016.
2016 Canada Sara d'Amato, Wine Consultant www.winealign.com 2015 Wonderful substance to this aromatic white offering great concentration of flavour and spot-on malvasia typicity. Its golden hue is typical of this maritime grape that has a tendency to oxidize. There is a hint of tannin that can be felt on the palate that adds intrigue and texture but no oak. A lovely saline and mineral note is matched by stone fruit, light tropical notes, Asian pear, passion fruit and tangerine on the palate. Sophisticated and compelling. Excellent value.
2016 Canada Vintages Panel - LCBO www.vintages.com 2015 This is 100% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, a clone of the ancient Cretian Malvasia di Candia, a grape with a history that dates back beyond the 14th century and the Venetian occupation of Crete. The Aromatica clone is grown exclusively on Crete. This example is (not surprisingly) intensely aromatic. With complex pear, apricot and spice tones, this is a profoundly floral wine.
2016 France Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of The World 2007 www.blindtasted.com 2015 Pale colour, medium deep straw, I would say, with a slight green tinge. Very nice nose. Grapy and floral. Very much like, I would say, traditional Mediterranean varieties like Muscat or Malavasia. With notes of fresh grapes, green apple, fresh lemon and a lot of flowers. Good bite on the palate it is a medium weight, with a really mouth-watering sensation of freshness. A hint of grape skin. I mean like biting into a bunch of fresh grapes. Good purity of fruit here, so modern vinification. Nice zesty notes on the finish. Fairly long and persistent. A really pleasurable wine.
2015 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2014 The 2014 Femina is the winery's unoaked Malvasia, a consistently fine performer these days that always exceeds any expectations based on the price. To be clear, it is all Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, sourced from an Italian clone and vines that are now around 20 years old. It comes in at 13.6% alcohol. It is a bit green this year, with some grassy notes. It does make the Malvasia a bit more neutral. This still makes a statement on its own terms. Underneath, it is rather full-bodied for the type and price level. It is, more importantly, crisp, refreshing and rather intense. Lingering nicely on the finish, it has the acidity to be a great food wine and the aromatics and flavors to be refreshing in the summer heat. I wasn't sure about this year's iteration at first, but it certainly grew on me in its own style and on its own terms. You will be hard pressed to do better for the modest money. It should hold a bit, but drink it young and fresh for best results.
2014 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2013 The 2013 Femina is Malvasia. I haven't seen many vintages of this yet, but it has quickly become one of the wines I look forward to as Greece's summer sessions begin anew each year. This year's version is expressive and elegant, with all that Malvasia flavor laced into the palate. Well structured, lively and pure, it seems to be in fine shape now. It also has the ability to hold nicely for a few years, although we should take that in stages. If it doesn’t project the pure power of some versions, the next day it was still glorious and persistent, with tension on the finish and some enlivening herbaceous hints. Drink now-2018.
2014 Canada John Szabo, MS www.winealign.com 2013 Explosively aromatic in the Malvasia idiom, with crunchy, zesty green fruit and plenty of floral-orange blossom notes. Hard to believe this comes from Crete; it would be equally at home in Northern Italy, stylistically. Length and depth are quite impressive, and the palate is just off-dry, making it a perfect match for spicy Asian fare. In consignment.
2013 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2012 The 2012 Femina is Malvasia (Malmsey in English), coming in at 13.5% alcohol. Granting that sensory memory is a fragile thing, this seems more expressive, approachable and open than last year’s model, which was very tightly wound when young (and still is). This is no wimp, though. It still shows remarkable aromatics, fine solidity in the mid-palate, intensity of flavor and a persistent finish. As did its 2011 sibling, reviewed this issue, this held effortlessly for a couple of days. Remember that Malvasia is what I like to call a “personality” grape. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but those who love it should swoon. This winery is relatively new on the American scene. It is entitled to some props and applause. I know I’ve been impressed. Drink now-2017.
2013 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2011 The 2011 Femina is Malvasia. Since I have the ‘12 in hand now, it is worth a look back at this first vintage that I saw to see how it progressed. It has held quite well. Well, ok, that’s an understatement, and it is pretty clear that this was initially underrated. It is notably better now, particularly considering how tight it was on receipt. It has come along brilliantly. A bit amber in color, it is piercing on opening, with that tightly wound, hard edged and high acid demeanor that I originally noted. Pulling it out of the fridge and sampling it quickly made it seem quite shrill. As it warmed and got closer to 60F, though, it became increasingly delicious, full bodied, aromatic and rather complex. It is a mouthful, powerful and intense—not your easy, fruity summer sipper, but a great food wine. It is more proof of the adage that people drink big whites too cold. And this is a big white. It reminded me a bit of a dry and steely Alsace Riesling (an analogy to structure and style, not flavor and aromatics, of course). Most of all, it was invigorating while increasingly expressive as it aired out. I played with this over 3 days. It never faltered, not for a moment. The combination of acidity and concentration may preserve this well, if it can avoid oxidizing. Let’s still be conservative until we get there. Drink now-2016.

 



Aspros Lagos white reviews
Δουλουφάκη ΑΣΠΡΟΣ ΛΑΓΟΣ Λευκός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Aspros Lagos White Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2017 U.K. Decanter 2016 Silver medal
2016 U.K. Decanter 2015 Bronze medal
2016 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2015 Silver medal
2016 Japan Sakura 2014 Silver medal
2015 Australia The Real Review - Huon Hooke 2014 Silver medal
2014 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2013 88/100
2012 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2011 Silver medal
2010 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2009 Gold medal
2010 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2009 Silver medal
2010 U.S.A. Challenge International du Vin 2009 Silver medal
2009 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 Gold medal


Aspros Lagos White Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2017 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2016 Luxurious oak and stone fruit characters. Creamy with lovely concentration and a vanilla finish; compelling and great value for money.
2016 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2015 Buttercup yellow with a lemon, peach and oak bouquet and a juicy, nutty palate. Lots of substance and fairly priced. Another competent rendition of this upcoming varietal.
2014 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2013 The 2013 Aspros Lagos is Vidiano aged for 5 months in wood (80% new, the rest used), matured in a mixture of Acacia (60%) and French oak (40%). Elegant and quite charming, it handles its oak very well – the touch is light – and manages to be relatively clean. Overall, it seems to lack the persistence and freshness, relatively speaking, of the un-oaked (or, more accurately, un-wooded) Vidiano also reviewed this issue. Drink now-2017.

 



Sparkling white reviews
Δουλουφάκη Αφρώδης Λευκός οίνος - Κριτικές

Douloufakis Sparkling White Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2016 Cyprus Γιάννος Κωνσταντίνου, Οινογράφος - Yiannos Konstantinou, Wine Writer 2013 86/100


Douloufakis Sparkling White Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2016 Cyprus Γιάννος Κωνσταντίνου, Οινογράφος- Yiannos Konstantinou, Wine Writer www.cypruswinepages.com 2013 Μετά τον τιμιότατο Κρητικό, καμωμένο από τις ποικιλίες Βηλάνα, Πλυτό και Δαφνί, ήρθε σήμερα να προστεθεί στις προτάσεις μου ένα ακόμη λευκό, αφρώδες αυτή τη φορά, από την ηρωική πάλι Κρήτη. Το ξηρό αφρώδες του οινοποιείου Δουλουφάκης, από τον τρύγο του 2013, φτιαγμένο αποκλειστικά από σταφύλια ενός ακόμη ποικιλιακού αστέρα του νησιού, που δεν είναι άλλος από το Βιδιανό. Οινοποιημένο με την παραδοσιακή μέθοδο της ζύμωσης στη φιάλη, το Αφρώδες του Δουλουφάκη είναι, κοντολογίς, το καλύτερο κρασί της κατηγορίας που παράγεται αυτή τη στιγμή σε ολόκληρη την Ελλάδα. Πλούσιο και φίνο στη μύτη, με καθάρια αρώματα κόρας ψωμιού, βουτύρου, ξηρών καρπών και κίτρινων φρούτων. Εκφραστικό γευστικά, με ισορροπημένη την παρουσία του ανθρακικού και μια οξύτητα που ανεβάζει το σύνολο, είναι ένα αφρώδες εφάμιλλο μιας καλής αχρονολόγητης σαμπάνιας. Θερμά συγχαρητήρια στον παραγωγό. Πιείτε το μέχρι το 2020.
2016 U.K. Γιάννης Καρακάσης (Yannis Karakasis), MW www.karakasis.mw 2013 Aiming at exploring the high potential of the Vidiano variety, Douloufakis goes one step further by releasing a sparkling methode tradionnelle vintage 2013 version, with two years on the lees which is one of the longest maturation periods a Greek sparkling wine has seen. Fruit was sourced from vineyards at 600 m that possessed the desired nature for sparkling wine production, it was disgorged in May 2016 and released few days ago at a domestic retail price of 16.75 euros. With this effort Douloufakis tries to find a fine line between the floral character of the variety and the toasty notes released by autolysis. The result taking into consideration it is the first vintage is just outstanding. Tight nose opening up revealing a stone fruit core along floral, spa -like notes with evident autolytic yeasty aromas. Medium bodied with fine mousse on the palate balancing fine the fruity with the brioche like flavours, finishes very pure and clean. Ambitious for the next 5-8 years. Roast chicken, pork, lime grilled prawns will do the match. So it is three out of three for Douloufakis and Vidiano, and that makes me curious what will be next...

 



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Enotria rose reviews
Δουλουφάκη ENOTRIA Ροζέ Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Enotria Rose Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2013 Germany Greek Wine Awards 2012 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2010 Gold medal
2010 Canada Wine Align - David Lawrason 2009 86/100
2010 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2009 Silver medal
2008 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2007 Silver medal


Enotria Rose Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2010 Canada David Lawrason, Wine Journalist www.winealign.com 2009 This organically grown rose is deeply coloured, garnet red with a soft, sweet nose of cherry jam. It's mid-weight, fairly soft and dry with a bitter cranberry finish. Very good length. Tasted July 2010.

 




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Enotria red reviews
Δουλουφάκη ENOTRIA Ερυθρός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Enotria Red Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2016 U.K. Decanter 2014 Bronze medal
2013 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2012 Silver medal
2004 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2003 Silver medal
2003 France Challenge International du Vin 2001 Gold medal


Enotria Red Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2016 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2014 Nose of plums, pepper, raisiny fruit and cinnamon. Juicy cherry, pure and light with slight spice on the finish. An international style. Wine for protein.

 



Dafnios red reviews
Δουλουφάκη ΔΑΦΝΙΟΣ Ερυθρός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Dafnios Red Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2017 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2015 90/100
2017 U.K. Decanter 2015 Silver medal
2017 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2015 Silver medal
2016 U.S.A. TEXSOM 2014 Bronze medal
2016 Japan Sakura 2012 Silver medal
2015 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2013 89/100
2015 France Tasted 100% Blind - Andreas Larsson 2013 86/100
2014 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2011 88/100
2012 U.S.A. Wine Advocate - Mark Squires 2010 88/100
2008 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2007 Silver medal
2007 France Challenge International du Vin 2006 Bronze medal


Dafnios Red Tasting Notes

Tasted in Country Tasted by Published on Vintage Wine tasting notes
2017 U.K. International Wine Competition www.decanter.com 2015 This is an outstanding Liatiko with a complex nose of cherries, leather and savoury notes. Refined, almost silky on palate.
2015 France Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier of The World 2007 www.blindtasted.com 2013 Medium deep ruby red. Intense nose with ripe sweet fruit, some earthy and leathery notes. Fresh palate with medium weight and a rounded texture, sweet red berry fruit, mild spices and a medium to long finish.
2015 France Markus Del Monego MW, Best Sommelier of The World 1998 www.blindtasted.com 2013 Dark garnet red colour with almost black centre. Well structured nose with slightly balmy character. On the palate firm tannins with a slightly dry finish, restrained fruit and hints of mild spices.
2015 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2013 The 2013 Liatiko Dafnios is all Liatiko, a red grape indigenous to Crete and sourced from vines approximately 30 years old. It was aged for nine months in a mixture of used French oak (80%) and stainless steel (20%). Fresh and pure, this features, sappy, up-front fruit flavor with a nod to Beaujolais, but it also adds a fresh and vibrant feel with mild tannins, some persistence on the finish and a bright personality. It is a lovely red that can and should be chilled down a bit (around 60F works well) and drunk as an uncomplicated sipper. In the short-run, it merely seems ridiculously delicious, yet never cloying and always elegant. Is it worth leaning up for that? If you want thick, rich and powerful, you'll say no. Otherwise, you might think this is one of the nicest values here for an elegant and easy sipper. It may not last long at peak, but it will be an enormous crowd-pleaser. This might hold better than I think, but I do believe it is best drunk young. After that, we'll see where we are when we get there.
2014 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2011 The 2011 Liatiko Dafnios is very graceful with sensual texture. For all of its fruit forward demeanor and elegant feel, it has a certain steely note to it as it airs out that I appreciated. There isn't much concentration here, but it does have some structure, reasonable acidity and ripe tannins. It finishes with juicy fruit laced with a bit of a bitter chocolate nuance. It is a lot of fun. I liked this much better with 30 minutes of air and some coolness. At that point it began to grow on me, demonstrating a bit more substance than I originally thought it had. Drink it on the young side, but it should hold nicely for a few years. Drink now-2019.
2012 U.S.A. Mark Squires, Wine Journalist www.robertparker.com 2010 The 2010 Liatiko “Dafnios” is all Liatiko, an indigenous Cretan grape, that is oak aged for 9 months according to the winery’s data. It seemed slightly creamy on opening, which is odd because it is anything but. That changed pretty fast. It has a rich fruit nuance and came around nicely in the glass, showing better structure and more purity of fruit, without any cloying traces, losing all the creamy hints. It is pretty sexy in some respects given its fine aromatics and intense fruit flavor, but it cuts that with a little steely purity and enough structure to prevent it from being overly one dimensional. Many like their reds in the lower 60 degrees Fahrenheit anyway, but this is certainly something that should not be drunk too warm. This could grow on me. It is awfully tasty and awfully friendly. I will be interested to see how it develops in the cellar and in other vintages. Drink now-2018.

 



Alargo red reviews
Δουλουφάκη ALARGO Ερυθρός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Alargo Red Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2012 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2009 Silver medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2008 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2006 Silver medal
2010 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008 Silver medal
2010 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2008 Silver medal
2010 France Challenge International du Vin 2008 Silver medal
2009 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2007 Silver medal
2008 U.K. London, IWSC 2006 Bronze medal
2008 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006 Silver medal
2007 France Challenge International du Vin 2005 Bronze medal
2007 U.K. London, IWSC 2005 Bronze medal
2006 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2004 Gold medal
2006 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2004 Silver medal
2005 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2003 Silver medal


 



Aspros Lagos red reviews
Δουλουφάκη ΑΣΠΡΟΣ ΛΑΓΟΣ Ερυθρός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Aspros Lagos Red Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2014 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2011 Gold medal
2013 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2010 Grand Gold medal
2012 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2009 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2008 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2007 Gold medal
2011 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2006 Gold medal
2010 Belgium Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2007 Silver medal
2010 France Challenge International du Vin 2007 Bronze medal
2009 Greece Thessaloniki I.W.S.C. 2006 Gold medal
2008 U.K. London, IWSC 2005 Bronze medal
2007 France Challenge International du Vin 2004 Gold medal
2007 U.K. London, IWSC 2004 Bronze medal


 



Sangiovese red reviews
Δουλουφάκη SANGIOVESE Ερυθρός Ξηρός οίνος - Κριτικές

Sangiovese Red Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2008 France Challenge International du Vin 2004 Bronze medal


 



Helios red reviews
Δουλουφάκη ΗΛΙΟΣ Ερυθρός Φυσικώς Γλυκός οίνος - Κριτικές

Helios Red Awards

Year Country Competition/Degustation Vintage Distinction
2016 Australia The Real Review - Huon Hooke 2005 Silver medal