Mylonas Maligouzia Mandalria Rose 2017
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Rosé Malagousia - Mandilaria is an 80/20 blend, dry and coming in at 12.5% alcohol. I'm not sure why this winery wants to keep producing so many wines with odd eucalyptus and resin-like aromatics and flavors atypical of the grapes (see the discussion under the Savatiano this issue). Malagousia, for instance, does just fine with its own character and wonderful aromatics. In any event, the rest of this is firing on all cylinders, and I can't help but admire it. Reasonably concentrated for the category, tightly wound and rather spicy, this finishes well, dry, serious and fairly complex. The red fruits (no doubt from the Mandilaria) occasionally state their case too. Overall, this is gorgeously constructed. You'll have to decide whether you like the special difference mentioned in flavor and aromatics.