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Labyrinth

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Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese

80% Agiorgitiko, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

A one-of-a-kind wine that is made from sequent vintages of the Megas Oenos label that mature together in a special foudre (barrique). It is intricately complex, with an evolving bouquet, and a well-structured, full-bodied mouth, with mature, velvet tannins and a long, round, most elegant finish.

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Category: Dry red

Classification: Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Peloponnese

Grape Varieties: 80% Agiorgitiko
20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: Agiorgitiko: Gimno in Nemea at a 2,132 ft (700 m) altitude
Cabernet Sauvignon: Corinthia at a 2,132 ft (700 m) altitude

Main type of soil: Rocky

Age of vines (average): Agiorgitiko: 37-73 years
Cabernet Sauvignon: 44 years

Yields: Agiorgitiko: 22,50 hl/ha
Cabernet Sauvignon: 25 hl/ha

Harvest dates: Mid-September

Vinification/Maturation: In a foudre of 1,000 litres, sequent vintages of Megas Oenos mature together. In 2001, this foudre was filled for the first time with the final blend of Megas Oenos 1999. Since then, every year, and after the final blend of the latest Megas Oenos vintage comes on the market, a specific amount of the wine in the foudre is taken away and bottled and the barrique is filled with new Megas Oenos. The wine matures in the foudre until the next vintage of Megas Oenos –which itself matures in new French barriques for 18 months– is bottled.
Labyrinth matures for a further 12 months in bottle in our cellar before it gets released.

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%

Total acidity (tartaric acid): 6.5 g/l

pH: 3.4

Tasting notes: The color is deep purple with some terracotta hues. On the nose it is mature, concentrated, dense, and with immense complexity. Aromas are focused on ripe red fruits (morello cherries, blackberries and cherries) along with spicy characteristics such as clove, cinnamon and black pepper. Hints of herbal aromas and cedar are revealed. On the mouth it is full-bodied, smooth and silky, with well-structured tannins and vivid acidity: so mature and yet so young. Flavors are consistent with the aromas and become even more dominant. The aftertaste is elegant, powerful, exquisitely complex, and seems to go on forever.

Awards

Ratings: Vintage 99-18
James Suckling ratings 2022
92 points
Vintage 99-17
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
96 points
Vintage 99-08
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
90 points
Vintage 99-16
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
92+ points
Vintage 99-10
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
93 points

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