2015 Liastos, Domaine Lyrarakis, Sweet Wine, Greece
This sweet concentrated wine is a superb blend of local grapes with aromas of caramelised apricots and a hint of herbs, followed by a palate of bitter orange marmalade, with a mouthfeel that is balanced by the wine's exceptional freshness.
2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver medal
2019 TEXSOM International Wine Awards, Bronze medal
2018 JancisRobinson.com, 17 points
Established in 1966, the winery is located in the mountainous commune of Alagni (440 metres above sea-level), south of the city of Heraklion, in Crete. The well-preserved 14th-century stone-presses in the fields around the winery are testament to the area’s long history of grape-growing and winemaking.
The winery is at the forefront of viticultural innovation, championing obscure local varieties and producing an array of wonderful wines including this one.