Dalamara Vignes Franches 2009
From a combination of own rooted pre-phylloxera vines of 100 years of age (in Paliokalias vineyard) and younger 30 years old, own-rooted as well planted in Vanto (where the winery is located) this is a heart stopping and complete Naoussa. Fantastic oak integration (old oak 4th use) adding complexity to a layered nose of violets, roses, bright red fruit and savoury notes. More silky than velvety on the palate and more top Burgundy than Barolo, this is a very hard to find masterpiece (production is only 250 bottles) with very refined tannins that resemble fine steel rather than Lego bricks. Purity of fruit, finesse, long finish, all are there.