The Tsantali family is among the oldest wine families in Greece. Agioritiko Abaton is produced in Mount Athos Vineyard, near the seacoast or on the slopes of the mountain at an altitude up to 400 meters.
"Abaton" in Greek means "untrodden". The term has been linked with the untrodden chamber of the church-the-altar. The most well-known "Abaton" in Greece is holy Mount Athos. Abaton signifies the "untrodden" nature of Mount Athos, the spiritual way of life and the purity of the land
"Agioritiko" means something originated from Agio Oros (Mount Athos). It has nothing to do with the variety of Agiogitiko (saint George)
Wine Advocate 90 points: "The 2007 Abaton Agioritiko is an 80/20 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Limnio, coming in at 14% alcohol. It was aged in French oak for 16 months (40% new, the rest second and third use). Fresh and lively, this is showing its oak a bit too much just now, but it is otherwise lovely, with fine structure and youthful fruit. Graceful and silky, it finishes with intensity of flavor. The backbone will support this as it ages."
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red color with great intensity. Bold aromas of small dark fruits, spices and vanilla on the nose. Dry palate, with well-structured tannins and a full body. Complex aromas of ageing, coffee and bitter chocolate accompany the fruity and spicy character. Aftertaste is long, complex and impressive.