Assyrtiko Thalassitis, Gaia Wines
The 2017 of this wine was voted Greeces best Assyrtiko, and you can see why: this is extremely concentrated and really profound. Flavour-wise though, in my view it is quite unlike the other two, in which you find the flowery-citrus je-ne-sais-quoi of Assyrtiko. Is that Halkidiki vs Santorini ? Anyway – tasted blind, I think Id be guessing this as a top Loire Sauvignon maybe from Dageneau or Cotat. Its so concentrated. The fruit character seems quite different wet stone, flint, green apple, lime and quince. The depth is pretty remarkable. Full bodied. I only took a picture of the front label of this and have found varying assertions about the alcohol level, running from 13% flat to 14%. Apologies, cant remember. I think it was 13% but I couldnt be sure. Either way you dont notice the alcohol.