Estate Argyros Vinsanto 1994 20 year old
|Region||Greece, Aegean Islands, Santorini|
The 1994 Vinsanto 20 Years Barrel Aged, bottled in late December 2014, is the typical blend here of 80% Assyrtiko and 10% each of Aidani and Athiri, aged for 240 months in used French oak. It comes in with 250 grams of residual sugar, 7.7 grams of total acidity and 13.5% alcohol. It was also held back in bottle for two years before release. Sourced from very old vines, this seems dry yet rich, powerful and very concentrated. It didn't show its best for 24 hours, initially seeming just a bit duller compared to the 1993 but winning in the end. In the end, it is richer and more unctuous. As with all of them, it ends with a tannic-like grip on the finish, some molasses and caramelized sugar. Intense, dense and gripping, this is pretty special.