Wine Reviews / Dyo Elies

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Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2011

Rating: 89.5/100

ANDREAS LARSSON: Quite dark ruby red colour. Plum, dark berries, pepper and some spicy notes lead to a full palate with young texture, present tannin, integrated wood, fresh dark berry notes, some hints of chocolate and a rather long finish, should develop well.

MARKUS DEL MONEGO MW : Dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Opulent but somehow closed nose, mild spices and vanilla, blackberries and black cherries. On the palate firm but balanced tannins, juicy fruit, very youthful character and good length.

Tasted Journal

Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2010

Rating: 90/100

Andreas Larsson – Dark blue/purple center. Dark berries, cassis, smoke and spices on the nose. The palate is rather full and meaty, good freshness, dark berries, firm tannin and long, rich finish, good potential, needs some more time to soften. 89

Markus Del Monego MW – Dark purple red with violet hue and black center. Smoky nose with hints of tobacco, cedar wood, toasted oak, flint stone, vanilla and mild spices. On the palate meaty texture with opulent character and convincing length. 91

Tidings Magazine

Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2008

Date: 29/01/2013

The next Greek wine revolution, Kir-Yianni

A Xinomavro/Syrah/Merlot blend and the first wine Stellios himself crafted. “I’m not a winemaker; I’m a mathematician!” He admitted. Well, maybe we need more mathematicians as winemakers. Intense, forward aromas of smoke, black raspberry, tar and wet slate follow through in the mouth with a big, meaty, solid core of black fruit buttressed by characteristically muscular tannins and acidity.

The Wine Advocate

Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2007

Rating: 87/100

The 2007 Dyo Elies is a blend of Syrah (60%), Merlot (30%) and Xinomavro (10%), aged for 14 months in a mixture of French and American oak. Very Northern Rhone-ish, this has quite an elegant mid-palate, a serious tannic backbone and a sharp, bright feel to it. Alternately gamey and sweet, the sweet notes popping up from the oak, the game consistently cutting through it, this overall has an elegant feel to it in the mid-palate, but intensity of flavor and some hard, drying tannins on the finish. There is not much mid-palate concentration, but it has some charm – at least when the tannins moderate. Drink now-2020.

Wine Enthusiast

Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2007

Rating: 88/100

Date: 01/09/2012

This wine has a sultry nose of plum, anise, red berry and tobacco. On the palate, it offers a full, ripe fruit character, with an overall easy-going berry-and-spice combination. A balanced red blend with widespread appeal. VOS Selections.

Alpha Wine guide 2010

Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2007

Rating: 88/100

Βαθύ ερυθρό. Αρώματα μαρμελάδας κόκκινων φρούτων με βάθος και πολυπλοκότητα. Νότες σοκολάτας και βιολέτας με αναφορές πιπεριού και άλλων μπαχαρικών, σε συνδυασμό με βανίλια. Στόμα πλούσιο, με ισχυρές και ευχάριστα επιθετικές τανίνες, που υπόσχονται μακροζωία.

Vinum

Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2006

Date: 01/12/2009

Best of 2009
Rote cuvee der Sonderklasse von Stelios Boutaris, einem der besten Weinmacher Griechenlands, der unter anderem in der nordwestgriechischen Region Naoussa aktiv ist. Geschickt sind Syrah, Merlot und die autochthome Sorte Xynomavro miteinander Vermahlt. Beachtlich ist die Aromenvielfalt mit Duften nach Krautern, Tomaten, Oliven und gegrillter Paprika. Im Geschmack prasentiert Sich der Wein ungemein dicht, Feurig und temperamentvoll. Reife Gerbstoffe Werden ihn noch locker Zehn Jahre in Form halten.

Gourmet Traveller Wine - Natasha Hughes

Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2005

Date: 04/05/2009

Wines To Try

Kir-Yianni is good at reds too. This is a Vin de Pays d’Imathia composed of 60 per cent syrah, 30 per cent merlot and 10 per cent xinomavro. It reminded me of a Rhone blend, with its smoky, licorice and black pepper-tinged bramble flavours and its dense, chewy tannins. Notes of cocoa and vanilla reveal a touch of oak but it’s been deployed with care, and there’s a lift of orange zest on the finish. This wine shouts out for a richly flavoured beef or venison stew.

Alpha Wine Guide

Wine: Dyo Elies

Vintage: 2005

Rating: 86/100

Βαθύ ερυθρό. Αρώματα μαρμελάδας κόκκινων φρούτων με βάθος και πολυπλοκότητα. Νότες σοκολάτας γάλακτος, με μπαχαρικές αναφορές, καπνό και βανίλια. Στόμα γεμάτο, με βανιλάτες τανίνες, ελαφρά επιθετικές, που χρειάζονται χρόνο για να στρογγυλέψουν