Kormilitsa Gold is only made in the top vintages, this is very special wine from a special and sacred place. Approximately 3,000 to 5,000 bottles are produced only in top vintages. There were only 3362 bottles made of the 2007 vintage (the equivalent of 280 9L cases). Each bottle comes individually numbered and Kormilitsa Gold is the official wine of the Kremlin in Moscow.
Yiannis Karakasis MW called Kormilitsa Gold "The Jewel of Mount Athos and Tsantali". In his blog (June 2017) year Mr Karakasis tasted the 1999 vintage and scored it 95pts. https://www.karakasis.mw/kormilitsa-gold-jewel-mount-athos-and-tsantali
Mark Squires (The Wine Advocate) scored the 2007 vintage 91pts (June 2017)
Only the best Cabernet Sauvignon and Limnio grapes are selected for Kormilitsa Gold. Organically grown Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and Limnio (20%) grapes are hand picked from specific vine parcels, exclusively selected for the label. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from three vine parcels of a total area of 4 hectares. The vines are 40-50 years old while the Limnio grapes come from a younger vine parcel (10-15 years old). Wild yeasts are only used for the slow 10 days fermentation. The two varieties are vinified separately; the process is perfectly adjusted to the profile of each variety. The wine is matured in 300L French Oak barrels for 18-24 months, then matured in the bottle for a further 12-24 months.
Kormilitsa Gold 2007 is a wine of deep scarlet red colour that reflects the complexity and imposing character. On the nose, an ethereal, elegant bouquet of dark-skinned fruits (like plums and forest berries), violet, licorice and seductive tones of underground vegetation. A hint of peppery plants quietly makes its presence known. In the mouth there is a muscular and exuberant structure supported by robust tannins and a balanced acidity. A very complex wine with a remarkable aftertaste (drink 2018-2028).