Tselepos Mantinia Moschofilero
2008 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
91 pts. Wine & Spirits: August 31, 2010
The fruit in this moschofilero feels almost honeyed, the citrus notes heading toward pineapple, but the acidity is just as robust, giving the wine a succulence that makes it mouthwatering. The herbal, verbena-like note contributes to its fresh feel, suggesting a pairing with a Vietnamese-spiced fish.
88 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: December, 2009
The 2008 MOSCHOFILERO is light and friendly, easy going and charming and very fruity on opening. That’s not all there is, though. It has a certain welcome minerality to it and earthy demeanor — relatively speaking — that emerges with a little aeration. There is very good underlying acidity. As is typical, it will be best drunk fresh and young, the type of wine that loses a little every 6–12 months as time goes on. Drink now–2011.
88 pts. Wine Spectator: Web only – 2009
An effusively aromatic white, featuring rich fruit flavors of ruby grapefruit. Meyer lemon and red peach. The finish features notes of Asian five-spice. Drink now through 2002.
Drew Kline: March 7, 2011
Light golden color. Tselepos’s offering shows a floral-laden nose of rose petal and citrus. There is excellent acidity on the palate, with notes of green apple and fresh lime. All together, I could describe the style of this wine as falling somewhere between Pinot Grigio and Riesling, and thus would recommend it to fans of either.