HELIOS - SWEET WINE

Winery Douloufakis Winery
Region Greek Islands
Appellation PGI Crete
Wine Style sweet red wine from sun-dried grapes
Varieties Liatiko
Harvest 2005
Bottle Size 500 ml
Carton 12 x 500 ml

Overview

Helios is a high quality sweet red wine from the 2005 harvest. The grapes were sun-dried for ten days and the wine was placed in old oak barrels to age for five years. The result is an impressive wine with excellent complexity: quince paste, honey, caramelized dry fruit, raisins, dried figs, wax, caramel, smoke, cedar, mocha, bitter almond and orange peel. Helios is made from the Liatiko variety. It can be perfectly paired with most chocolate-based desserts: chocolate soufflé, fudge brownies, bitter chocolate mousse, espresso chocolate pie and many more. A dessert wine from the Cretan Douloufakis Winery, which can lift the dining experience in any restaurant to new heights.

 

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Clear, medium (-) amber

Nose

Clean, medium (+) intensity, with aroma characteristics reminiscent of quince paste, honey, caramelized dry nuts, raisins, dried figs, wax, caramel, tobacco, cedar, mocha, bitter almond and orange peel

Palate

Sweet, medium (+) acidity, medium tannins, medium (+) alcohol, medium (+) body. Pronounced flavor intensity with flavor characteristics reminiscent of honeycomb, quince paste, caramel, raisins, plum, toffee, wax, orange peel and dry nuts. Medium (+) finish.

Drinking time | 5-15 years from vintage

Tasting notes are based on blind tasting events organised by Gregory Kontos, DipWSET in accordance with the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine ®.

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