Greek wines in Westminster
Went into town this afternoon for the Wine Roads of Northern Greece tasting. It was held in Westminster School, in the shadow of Westminster Abbey. It must be amazing going to school in such a historic location.
The wines were pretty good. If anything, the fault was that some of the red wines were too modern and polished, with all their personality ironed out. My favourites?
Gerovassiliou's whites are world class: Malagousia and Viognier. Both wines are stunningly good.
Kir-Yianni's reds are brilliant: Dyo Elies is modern but delicious with lots of personality; Ramnista is a serious expression of Xinomavro that tastes like top-flight Barolo; Diaporos is equally good - similar but with a touch more intensity.
Finally, Tsantalis' Rapsani Reserve Mount Olympus is a brilliant red that's sweet and aromatic with minerals, spice, dark cherry and raspberry characters. Really serious.