Boutari non-vintage Mavrodaphne of Patras ($12.99)
The Achaia Clauss brand of this popular Greek red dessert wine has become hard to find locally, but the Greek producer Boutari has recently filled the gap at a slightly higher price point. Clear cherry red with an orange glint, it offers candied red fruit and caramel aromas and a sweet and fruity flavor, soft but with sufficient acidity for balance. US Importer: Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, Ill. (Feb 10, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: A bite of chocolate heightens the sweet fruit in the wine, a burst of strawberries and blueberries.



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