Negoska Red, Tatsis Estate, 2014


Estate / Producer / Brand: Tatsis Estate

Region: Goumenissa, Greece

Appellation: Goumenissa PDO

Type: Dry red wine, non-sparkling

Vintage: 2014

Date of Tasting: May 2023

Type of viticulture: Organic in 2023 (not sure it was certified in 2014)

Grapes used: 100% Negoska

Vintage Blend: 100% grapes from 2014

Winemaking details: not communicated

Aging: not communicated

Sugar level: low (level of residual sugar not communicated)

Sulphites: contains sulphites


  • Colour = Ruby (with slight garnet hue)
  • Intensity = Deep


  • Intensity = Medium
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary
  • Aromas = Red cherry, strawberry, hints of spices, vanilla, hints of thyme


  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity =  Medium
  • Tannins = Medium
  • Alcohol = Medium (13%)
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium+
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Slight Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Red cherry, strawberry, hints of spices, vanilla, hints of thyme, slight hints of chocolate
  • Other =
  • Finish = Medium+


  • Overall Quality = Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for an additional to 3-5 years
    (for the 2014 vintage)
    • Will not gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 18 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = good
  • Comparison with same price competition = good
  • Suitability for Diabetics = level of residual sugar not communicated
  • Service Temperature = around 15°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = Veal stew with onions (stifatho) Moroccan lamb and apricot tagine
  • Comments = This wine was a very good opportunity to taste an aged (9 years) 100% Negoska. I did not really know what to expect. This wine was a good surprise. It remained fruity and quite deep in color. The red fruits still dominate even if the wine shows some signs of evolution. The overall balance is quite good despite a medium level of acidity. I probably should have left some more time for the wine open on the nose. Overall, it was a nice experience for a reasonable price and I enjoyed this wine.
  • Final Grade = B

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Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Great Wine
    • A- = Very Very Good
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale