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Cyprus tasting notes

text and photographs © 2007 Tom Cannavan

These notes accompany our in-depth feature on Cyprus and its wines.


Kamanterena Chardonnay 2007
Nicely pitched oak adding some cream and toast to nutty peach fruit. A little orange tang and a hint of sweetness. 86/100

Kamanterena Merlot 2006
Eight months in French barrels adds toast and vanilla in a nose that is pretty flashy, with good solid chocolate and plum fruit and a soft and easy drinking finish. 86/100

Kamanterena Maratheftiko 2005
Big, savoury, black olive and rustic, earthy nose. A touch inky and extracted on the palate, but savoury and chewy, tannic finish. 85/100

Kamanterena Lefkada 2005
Dense, dry, quite meaty nose with a touch of inky, paint-box character. Meat stock amd mouth-filling, dry tannins, hasa hint of something plummy and deep. Quite enjoyable in its rustic way. 86/100

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