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A world of aromas. Full of ripe plum as well as mint, tobacco, moccha, hint of blackcurrant leaf, chocolate, dark spices, ink and green pepper. However after longer decanting the aforementioned notes are mixed with pepper, blueberry and leather.

Laid-Back Sommelier has good friends worthy to have brought the Keo Heritage bottle from Cyprus to show the capability of local wine making.

The Heritage 2008 is an interesting wine, the 2008’s palate is soft, round and almost silky and with nice acidity. Full-bodied with a grip on the mid-palate however with a slightly bitter and short finish. Aged for 3 years in French oak from Limousin, the wine’s tannins are nicely integated at the age of 4 years (tasted in July 2012).

Just a note about Maratheftiko Vineyards, Pitsilia today is actually the region where Marathefiko is least grown today, as Krasochoria, Vouni Panayia and Diarizos regions concentrate today most of the fields with this variety which in the coming years will produce single estate Maratheftiko wines which should be even more interesting.  

More on the review: Keo Heritage Maratheftiko, 2008 See on

WineGraphing Cyprus wines in Moscow

Although some might see a repeat of last year’s event, nothing far from it.  The Daily WineGraph (a.k.a Denis Roundenko) will add a new twist to his Cyprus Wine tasting in Moscow later on this month when he brings head to head Cyprus wine variety Xynisteri against Shiraz. Winemaking from Cyprus could be more exciting for Russian palates.  

The event will be held at Винный Бар “Винтаж” on the 23rd of May, and you can follow the event through pages

Photo Credit: Denis Roudenko

About Denis Roudenko

Denis RoudenkoHe is the founder and editor of the Russian wine magazine ‘’750 ml’’ and the director of one of the biggest wine clubs in Moscow, ‘’The bunch’’. He serves regularly on tasting panels and a member of the rencent 7th Cyprus Wine Competition

New year, a new vintage - not so quick with Commandaria Wine.

Unlike any other wine in Cyprus, time can sit still when the time comes to tasting or enjoying Commandaria.

A recent tasting with Vasos, sommelier at Risto La Piazza presented us with 3 vintages, 20 - 9 - and 4 years of ageing in oak barrels respectively. What to say? And should we spoil the moment by revealing what it is exactly that this sweet fortified wines have as a magical.  

Let’s just say, recuperating an expression shared with us recently, Commandaria such a wine that has stories to tell - indeed, I felt is was more like storytelling in the form of sweet wine whispers.

Unveiling some of the Xynisteri 2011, a wine tasting announcing another great vintage.

The trio of wines unveiled recently at Risto La Piazza, with Vasos Manolis, brought some reassurance of the great work that winemakers have done over the winter in overcoming the shortcomings of the Xynisteri harvest conditions this past year. An over all very satisfying feeling how these wines are being embraced locally too.

Wine tasted: Zambartas, Ezousa, Kyperounda vintage 2011

Specials thanks to Vasos Manolis for leading this special Xynisteri Wine hour in Paphos

Midi20 in Lausanne: A pause for Cyprus Wines too.

Lausanne wine hours midi or 20h

There are wines to drink by the glass or bottles to share with friends, given the atmosphere that sets the mood for great tasting - that defines Midi20, an open space, urban, friendly and professional, keen for wine discovery at noon or at 20h. So a team of wine professionals, François Vuille and Pierre Thomas, specialists, will uncover vintages from around the world for your good tasting. It’s our good fortune to serve them too.

Ces vins à boire au verre ou en bouteille, à partager entre amis oú l’ambiance reste favorable à la dégustation - c’est ainsi que Midi 20, se veut un lieu ouvert, citadin, convivial et néanmoins professionnel pour une découverte des vins du monde, à midi comme à 20 h. Deux professionnels du vin, François Vuille, et Pierre Thomas, spécialistes, vous dénicheront des crus de toute la planète. Bonne Dégustation.

Lausanne Midi20 is on our list of favourite places to visit for Wine.

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Lambouri heritage explored - Summer Blush, Crimson Sky,  Maratheftiko, Commandaria…The Passionate Foodie: Boston Wine Expo

Lambouri Winery on Cyprus My initial experience with Cypriot wines was very positive, and you should check out the wines from Lambouri Winery.

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Commandaria Wines distinctiveness of aromas of fig, caramel, raisins, tar and spice, medium to full mouthfeel with a long caramel and orange zest finish, similar to a 10 year tawny …

Note: Lambouri wines will be exhibiting at the Boston Wine Expo 2012

Axios Estiatorio serving various Commandaria Wines