Wine Reviews / Ktima Kir-Yianni Red

Tasted 100% Blind

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2012

Rating: 90/100

Date: 08/03/2016

Andreas Larsson – Youthful colour here with a high intensity, quite dense core, ruby with a purple hue. Pure nose with a good intensity. There are oral hints here with violet, rose petal, with a dark berry fruit, plum, cherry cassis. A gentle hint of oak. Nice palate here. Very high concentration, high extract, but it is not extracted, if you know what I mean. It is natural, I would say, very tannic style. Already I would say, quite drinkable particularly with food. With a huge piece of meat or anything in that direction. It is marked by a very nice acidity. Attractive dark berry fruit with a mild spiciness. Fresh acidity as well. Truly long nish. It is still in its infancy. It is truly a style that should deserve a long ageing, but I kind of like it already.

The Wine Advocate

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2011

Rating: 90/100

Wine Align - John Szabo MS

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2011

Date: 01/05/2015

Confident Wines from Original Vines: Reasons to Drink Greek

Ktima Kir-Yianni 2011 is assertive blend of 60% xinomavro and 40% merlot. It’s redolent of freshly turned earth, savoury herbs, and dusty red fruit, in other words, very much like a modern Tuscan sangiovese blend. But the texture is firm and puckering – there’s definitely no pandering to commercial soft and cuddly tastes here. An authentic and tight, chewy and rustic red wine in the old world style.

Wine & Spirits

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2010

Rating: 88/100

Date: 01/08/2015

A blend of 60 percent merlot and 40 percent xinomavro from estate parcels, this is a supple, soft red with earthy baked cherry flavours and tomato leaf notes.

The Wine Advocate

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2010

Rating: 86/100

Sunday Business Post - Tomas Clancy

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2010

Rating: 91/100

Hemispheres Magazine

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2010

Date: 19/12/2014

Greece is the Word

If you like Nebbiolo, try Xinomavro. Tasting notes: “This grape from Macedonia is basically nebbiolo in disguise” says Madrigale. “It has all the violet, tar and tart red fruit notes that you get in a Barolo, as well as the dry, chalky tannins.”

The Wine Advocate

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2009

Rating: 90/100

The Wine Advocate

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2009

Rating: 90/100

Cyprus Wine Pages

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2008

Rating: 85/100

Το Γιανακοχώρι δεν είναι το ακριβότερο κόκκινο του Κτήματος Κυρ-Γιάννη. Πάνω από αυτό υπάρχουν (τιμολογιακά) οι Δυο Ελιές και ο Διάπορος. Προσωπικά, εντούτοις, προτιμώ το Γιανακοχώρι, αλλά και το κατά τι φθηνότερο Ράμνιστα, το οποίο θα παρουσιάσω προσεχώς. Το Γιανακοχώρι είναι ένα κόκκινο που αυτή τη στιγμή είναι νέο και κάπως σκληρούτσικο, λόγω των αισθητών και κομματάκι στεγνών τανινών του. Έχει όμως δύο στοιχεία που πάντα με γοήτευαν σ’ ένα κρασί. Πρώτον, δυνατότητες παλαίωσης (μέχρι το 2020) και, δεύτερο, συνεχή εξέλιξη στο ποτήρι, πράγμα που δεικνύει και τον πλούτο του. Μόνο για αυτούς τους λόγους θα κρατούσα ένα κιβωτιάκι στην κάβα μου. Θέλει κόκκινα κρέατα, κυνήγι ή σκληρά τυριά και αλλαντικά.

Alpha Wine Guide 2011

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2007

Rating: 94/100

Date: 31/12/2010

Βαθύ ερυθρό. Απολαυστικά πληθωρικό, σύνθετο και ευγενικό άρωμα φράουλας, δαμάσκηνου και κερασιού, με κόκκους πράσινου και μαύρου πιπεριού, σε φόντο νυχτολούλουδου. Νότες κόκκων καφέ και γλυκόριζας. Πλούσιο, με εξαιρετική δομή και δυνατές, κομψές τανίνες, που κάνουν αισθητή την παρουσία τους χωρίς να ενοχλούν. Πολύ καλή επίγευση.

The Wine Advocate

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2005

Rating: 87/100

Alpha Wine Guide

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2005

Rating: 91/100

Μεσαίας έντασης ερυθρό. Πληθωρικό, σύνθετο και ταυτόχρονα ευγενικό άρωμα φράουλας και κερασιού, με κόκκους πράσινου και μαύρου πιπεριού, σε φόντο ντομάτας και βανιλάτου σοκολατούχου γάλακτος. Πλούσιο, με εξαίρετη δομή και δυνατές τανίνες, που κάνουν ευχάριστα αισθητή την παρουσία τους, χωρίς καθόλου να προεξέχουν. Πολύ καλή επίγευση

The Wine Advocate

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2002

Rating: 89/100

Xinomavro has the upper hand right now in this tough, tannic blend with merlot. From a damp, difficult vintage, it needs a few years to show its best. Then serve it with duck confit: The meat’s salty richness will absorb the tannin, allowing the juicy black plum flavors to the foreground.

Wine Report

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2001

Rating: 89/100

Tasters saw a garnet wine with a touch of brown and aromas of spice, smoke, blackberry and sun-dried tomato. It had flavors of olives, sun-dried tomato and earth notes. This light to medium-bodied wine had a lingering finish with solid acidity and a touch of sour cherry.

Vine

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2001

Rating: 16.5/20

Decanter

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2000

Modern-style Naoussa (Xinomavro and Merlot). Generous cherry and tomato nose, vibrant, sweet. Satin-textured plum/strawberry palate, approachable, for drinking now.

Ευ Ζην

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 2000

Rating: 82,8/100

Χρώμα κόκκινο, όχι ιδιαίτερα έντονο. Στη μύτη αρώματα δέρματος ντύνουν πανέμορφα την ώριμη φράουλα και την ώριμη, γλυκιά ντοματούλα, σήμα κατατεθέν του Ξινόμαυρου. Άφθονο δυναμικό, αρκετός πλούτος, αλλά με μάλλον στεγνές ταννίνες στο στόμα

Wine & Spirits

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 1998

Rating: 91/100

Decanter buying guide

Wine: Ktima Kir-Yianni Yianakohori Hills

Vintage: 1997

Date: 05/03/2000

Best Old World Wine

From Boutari’s recently planted estate on the slopes of Mount Vermion in the AC Naoussa zone in northwest Greece. Merlot is blended with Xinomavro, the indigenous grape, to produce a wine whose deep carmine colour leads to a nose of raspberry, blackcurrants and cinnamon, a ripe softness on the palate with attractive oak tannins. As the wines age, this will get better and better and no doubt cost more than its current price