2004 Domaine Economou, Oikonomoy, Antigone (RT96) Popped and poured, there is no need for Slow O or decanting, it is ready to share its magic upon serving! This is the current release for this wine, bottled recently after long, extended aging at the winery. At 19 years of age, it is completely mature showing a pale, golden garnet hue and a broad spectrum of tertiary notes. The aromatic lift is astonishing, with late fall dominant aromas of dried red cherries, spicy apricot liqueur, dried orange zest, crunchy forest floor, a soaring cornucopia of dried roses, lilacs and violets, and a punctuation mark of dried figs and dates. The palate is equally developed and mature, showing tertiary fruit with soft, gentle notes, bright acidity and relatively firm tannins. Almost a hybrid between mature Nebbiolo and 50 year-old Vintage Porto, but without the high alcohol of Port. There is no need for further cellaring, this is at peak maturity and ready to drink. I suggest drinking the entire bottle once opened, as I found it faded on day two. Drink now-2034+ Tasted October 2023