Gerovassiliou 2021 Malagousia 750ml
John's take: Love this wine, saline, with a rich fresh cut.
The 2021 Malagousia is unoaked and comes in at 13.6% alcohol. This is sourced from 20-year-old vines. This estate makes top-notch Malagousia because it manages to combine the personality of this high-personality grape—the aromatics, the flavors—with good concentration and structure. Still, these never strike me as the most age-worthy fresh whites (here or at other places). This doesn't have a lot of energy, even if it does have fine depth, seductive flavor and enticing aromatics. In fact, it flattened a little as it warmed. So, I wouldn't hold them all that long. Aging may be the last mountain to climb for this grape in Greece, but most consumers likely knock it back young because it is so appealing when young. It will certainly hold well for several years, but the flowery aromatics and classic flavors are what this is all about, and you sure don't want to lose that. It is great now, and it should be great this coming summer for sure.
Score: 90 points -- Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate, 2022