"The 2008 Paliokalias, a Xinomavro, was aged in used oak averaging five years of age for approximately 14 months, according to the data sheet. This is a winner. Brilliantly focused, powerful and gripping, it assaults the palate with its fruit as well as its power and acidity. Earthy, complex and captivating, this is an intense wine that will appeal to “old style” Barolo lovers. Its purity of fruit and structure are both top notch. The next day it had thinned, making me question its concentration a little, if I may quibble. It was, however, even more complex and interesting, still gripping and powerful. The earthy, fruit flavors were quite enchanting. If you wonder why I keep making that comparison to Nebbiolo, this is a good example. If you want sweet, oaky and sexy, look elsewhere."