In a nutshell:
A gloriously aromatic, rounded and balanced Greek red from the far south of the Peloponnese peninsula.
The area this is made is spectacularly scenic and has a history of viticulture going back to ancient times. The Monemvasios Winery make a wide range of wine featuring indigenous grapes of which this is a superb example. It's made mainly from one of Greece's major red varieties, Agiorgtiko, with about 10% Mavroudi and is a wine made to age gracefully. There are plenty of primary fruit flavours there which are complemented by notes of mocha, coffee, vanilla and nutty oak. The ripe and well integrated tannins give it a wonderfully velvety texture during the long lingering finish.
When to drink:
An elegant, and complex wine that's a perfect match to red meat dishes, rich pasta recipes and mature cheeses.