In a nutshell:
A complex and full bodied red from the Macedonia region of north west Greece.
Xinomavro is a dark indigenous Greek variety that makes wines that age really well. This example from a single parcel of old vines, Barba Yannis, is one that shows it at its best. Aromas of smoky black fruit mingle with strawberries, dark cherries and a delicate spiciness. On the palate it's full bodied with a rich depth of fruit, lovely savoury notes and a touch of oak. The velety tannins lead onto a long and aromatic finish.
When to drink:
This powerful wine is one to be taken seriously and while drinking well now will keep well right into the late 2020s.