Nico Lazaridi Magic Mountain White 2015

★★★★☆

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Hails from: Drama, Greece; Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc

Nico Lazaridi is today a large, innovative winery with vines in Drama and Kavala (Macedonia). The 80 hectares of vineyard at Drama are surrounded by mountainous land and Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon thrive here, as they do in Bordeaux. “Magic Mountain” is a big style varietal Sauvignon. Golden coloured with notes of juicy exotic fruit and brioche. The finish is a little bitter and balances acidity with savoury elements akin to fresh cut grass. Can feel a bit overwhelming when drunk alone but pair with a platter of Greek Meze and you’ll feel like Pooh bear in a honey pot.

Dry White Wine made by: Chateau Nico Lazaridi

Drink 2018 – 2020. Circa £18.95 (75cl) (find this wine). Tasted: November 2017.

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