This is made from the Mavrud grape, an ancient grape indigenous to Bulgaria.  Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, boysenberries, smoke, and slight forest floor.  Medium to full bodied.  On the palate, this is more of an elegant wine with black cherry fruit, tart cherries and underlying forest floor.  Complex.  Great acidity.  Long finish.  A really interesting experience.  This will work better with food than on its own.  Roasted fowl or even pasta Bolognaise would work well.  Drink over the next four to seven years.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2016
Current Price: 
$35.00USD

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