"The 2012 Malagouzia Axia was tank fermented and sourced from Alpha’s vines in the “Turtles” sub-region of the Amyndeon plateau at 620-710 meters in altitude. It comes in at 13% alcohol. Rather full bodied and relatively lush relative to what I see for some bottlings from the grape, this has a lovely mouthfeel, nice texture and well integrated components, finishing with crispness and purity. The herbaceous notes common to many bottlings are in the background here. It has an elegant and persistent feel, lingering longer on the finish that you might think from the first impression. Seen a bit later this year, it certainly seems more expressive, more transparent and more open. It really grew on me as it aired."