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2012 Megas Oenos Cabernet Sauvignon Saint George
Wine Advocate (2012 Vintage) says
The 2012 Megas Oenos is a 75/25 blend of Old Vines Agiorgitiko and Cabernet Sauvignon. It was aged for 18 months in French oak (half new, half used). If you want to see the difference in a young Megas Oenos and one settling into maturity (like the 2005 oldie, also reviewed), this provides a good example. Here, the fruit and the oak are both fresher. This wine, though, maintains its elegance. The power is actually better controlled here, the tannins present but relatively riper. In this big vintage, where the wines tend to be rich and richer (and some producers went a bit overboard, perhaps), this is a gorgeously balanced Megas Oenos that is bursting with flavour. Yet, nothing seems out of place. It has a certain crispness in the background, but not too much. It has fine tannic support, but it sneaks up on you. It has wonderful flavour and surprising sex appeal, but it never seems candied. It is a wine you can drink today--and probably 20 years from now, too. It touches all the bases. It is a very fine value.