Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Skouras 2008 St. George Nemea Aghiorghitiko

Nemea was home to the Nemean Lion, the slaying of which was the first Labor of Hercules (aka Heracles, Herakles) assigned after he killed his wife and children while drive by Hera.

Dark ruby color.

Smell of plums, prunes, leather, and oak.

Dry taste of black cherry, black plum, and oak. After a week of not-noticeably-oaked wines, my first glass of this seemed all out-of-balance, but subsequent glasses seemed more pleasant. Admittedly, the 13.5% ABV may have contributed.

After consideration, very good fill-bodied bottle. $18.99. My introduction to this grape.

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