Kostarelou "Yelws" 2003

100% Cabernet Sauvignon
A still red wine from the Pelopponnese region of Greece.

Juicy & dark. Black currant & anise seed.

Tasting Notes

Yélws 2003 from Kostarelou Winery has a nice ruby colour with garnet hues.

On the nose it’s juicy with berry notes. Raspberry coulis and cooked blackberries and black currants. It’s spicy with anise seed and liquorice. And a touch mineral with notes of graphite.

On the mouth Yélws is toasty with notes of coffee and tannins that are still nicely chewy.

The finish is pleasant and medium long.

Score 89

My score / points

Kostarelou "Yelws" 2003
Yelws (2003) Review
Estate making Yelws Estate Kostarelou
Yelws (2003) Label Yelws
Style of Yelws Style Red & Still
Country of Kostarelou Country Greece
Region of Kostarelou Region Pelopponnese
Grape blend of Yelws Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage of Yelws Vintage 2003
My review of Yelws Points

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Red-wine variety of grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most well-known red wine grape varieties in the world. It is grown in nearly every major wine-producing region, in a wide range of climates, from the Okanagan Valley in Canada to the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon. Cabernet Sauvignon rose to popularity as a result of its use in Bordeaux wines, where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The grape spread through Europe and into the New World, settling in places like California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Napa Valley, Hawkes Bay, South Africa’s Stellenbosch region, Australia’s Margaret River and Coonawarra valleys, and Chile’s Maipo Valley and Colchagua. It was the world’s most widely planted premium red wine grape for most of the twentieth century, before Merlot overtook it in the 1990s. By 2015, however, Cabernet Sauvignon had reclaimed its place as the most widely planted wine grape, with 341,000 hectares (3,410 km2) under vine globally.

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