Title: “…a high personality wine…”, this is the characterization of High Peaks 2012 by Mark Squires
The evaluation approach of the Union’s dry white High Peaks 2012 by Mr. Mark Squires in eRobertParker.com is once again very interesting and very characteristic of the way he writes and evaluates. Just as positively interesting is the rating of 90/100.
It seems that the 2012 vintage inspired Mr. Squires to make a few references to the personality of High Peaks which, as a 100% Muscat petit grain from the Samos terroir, is “powerfully aromatic and bursting with enough flavor to make even the jaded swoon”. He also calls the wine “juicy and mouthwatering” with a “lingering finish”.
When one reads his evaluation carefully, they feel as if they are encouraged to taste this “high personality” wine but with a cautionary note. As he says himself: “If you don’t like Muscat and its personality, it’s not for you. There’s a lot of personality. You were warned.”
If we agree that wine reflects the personality of the winemaker, then congratulations are in order for the winemaker of the UWC SAMOS, Mr Emmanouil Tsakalakis. At the same time, we see that wine reflects the personality of the person who evaluates it, in this case Mr Squires, a man whose passion for wine has been unaffected all these years and inspires all of us who work with wine.