Winery Lyrarakis - Legacy Red

Winery Lyrarakis Legacy Red

Wine of Greece Red wine of Crete in Greece
Note - 1 Note - 1 Note - 1 Note - 0.5 Note - 0
(Average of the reviews for all vintages combined and from several consumer review sources)
Tasters generally liked this wine.
The Legacy Red of Winery Lyrarakis is a red wine from the region of Crete.
This wine generally goes well with beef, lamb or mature and hard cheese.
The Legacy Red of the Winery Lyrarakis is in the top 50 of wines of Crete.

Wine flavors and olphactive analysis

On the nose the Legacy Red of Winery Lyrarakis in the region of Crete often reveals types of flavors of earth, vegetal or oak and sometimes also flavors of spices, red fruit or floral.

Details and technical informations about Winery Lyrarakis's Legacy Red.

Grape varieties
Region/Great wine region
Style of wine
Contains sulfites

Discover the grape variety: Gouget noir

This grape variety was cultivated in the Montluçonnaise region (Allier) since the origin of the vineyards in this region. For a long time it was confused with Gougean de l'Allier, but genetic analyses show that it comes from a mutation of Gouais blanc, also called Gouget blanc. Gouget noir is practically on the verge of extinction, although it is listed in the Official Catalogue of Wine Grape Varieties, list A1. It was therefore very well known in the wine-growing centre of France but totally absent from other French regions and abroad.

Last vintages of this wine

Legacy Red - 2016
In the top 50 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 3.8 1 1 1 0.5 0
Legacy Red - 2015
In the top 50 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 3.7 1 1 1 0.5 0
Legacy Red - 2014
In the top 50 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 3.7 1 1 1 0.5 0
Legacy Red - 2013
In the top 50 of of Crete wines
Average rating: 3.8 1 1 1 0.5 0

The best vintages of Legacy Red from Winery Lyrarakis are 2016, 2013, 2015, 2014

Informations about the Winery Lyrarakis

The winery offers 52 different wines.
Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is in the top 15 of the best estates in the region
It is located in Crete

The Winery Lyrarakis is one of of the world's great estates. It offers 39 wines for sale in the of Crete to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top wine Crete
In the top 650 of of Greece wines
In the top 55 of of Crete wines
In the top 70000 of red wines
In the top 150000 wines of the world

The wine region of Crete

The wine region du Crete in Greece. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Lyrarakis or the Domaine Economou (Oikonomoy) produce mainly wines white, red and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Crete are Vidiano, Vilana and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Crete often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, cocoa or raisin and sometimes also flavors of mushroom, red cherry or red fruit.

News related to this wine

EU grants member states the right to use resistant hybrid varieties in appellation wines

Following a recent modification of EU rules, member states are now allowed to employ resistant varieties in the production of wines with protected denominations of origin (PDO). The decision, published last week in the Official Journal of the European Union, is part of a wider revision of previous regulations that established common quality schemes, organisation of the market, definitions, descriptions, presentations, and labelling of European agricultural products and foodstuffs. Before the ann ...

The Mâcon plus appellation seen by Charles Lamboley

Charles Lamboley, marketing and communication director from Vignerons des Terres Secrètes, explains the differences between the appellation Mâcon-Villages and Mâcon plus a geographical denomination. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (March 2020). The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) invites you to enjoy this video in which Jean-Pierre Renard, Expert Instructor at the Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, explains the topographical and geological characteristics of t ...

Walls: Tasting Hermitage 2001 20 years on

In 2001, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd President of the United States. Meanwhile in the UK, Tony Blair led the Labour Party to its second landslide victory. A lot can change over the course of 20 years. According to many Rhône winemakers and wine collectors, this is how long a bottle of Hermitage should lay undisturbed until you open it. Is it really worth the wait? I recently tasted 11 Hermitage 2001s – seven red, two white, two sweet – to test the 20 year hypothesis and see how these ...

The word of the wine: Sensory analysis

Technical name of the tasting.

Other wines of Winery Lyrarakis

See all wines from Winery Lyrarakis

Other wines of Crete

See the best wines from of Crete

Other similar red wines

See the best red wines of Crete