Alpha Estate 2022 Single Vineyard Turtles Malagousia (Florina) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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Alpha Estate 2022 Single Vineyard Turtles Malagousia (Florina)

Rating
90
Price
$24
Winery
Variety
Wine Type
Alcohol
13%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
3/1/2024
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Elegant and bright, this single-vineyard Malagousia from northwesern Macedonia all but dances in the glass. It pours a pale straw color and bursts onto the nose and palate with lots of ripe stone fruit, honeysuckle and candied citrus notes, plus some faint floral flavors. Racy acidity throughout will have you reaching for your next sip, while the round, structured palate makes the wine equally suited to happy hour or the dinner table. Emily Saladino

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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