February 2015 - Eastern Europe - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Eastern European - All Wines
Eastern Europe - All Wines Reviews
209416
Domaine Boyar
2012 Reserve Merlot
Garnet black color. Delicate aromas of fruity caramel, berry tart, and gherkin with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-length cherry jam on toast, nuts, and earth finish with chewy tannins and light oak. A delicious, zesty, nicely structured red that will cover a lot of bases.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209020
Quadratus
2011 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet black color. Bright aromas and flavors of malted chocolate and cherry gelato with a supple, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a crisp finish with accents of pistachio nougat and citrus sorbet with chewy tannins and light oak. A very nice every day sipper or table wine.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209421
Villa Yambol
2013 Merlot
Bright dark garnet blue violet color. Interesting, attractive aromas of black plums, blackberries, butter cream, and toast with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium-full body and a smooth, distinctive, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209021
Trianguli
2013 Merlot
Garnet violet black color. Aromas and flavors of berry soda bread and toasty praline with a body and a tingling finish that shows notes of grape pie, nuts, and cedar with crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A nice everyday merlot with good fruit and structure.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209423
Villa Yambol
2013 Mavrud
Bright dark ruby blue violet color. Complex, interesting, attractive aromas of ripe black cherries, warm toasty notes, butter cream, and potter clay with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209417
Domaine Boyar
2012 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate mousse, blackberry pie, and coconut gelato with a silky, tangy, fruity medium body and an interesting, breezy mocha nuts and cherry finish with silky tannins and light oak. A tasty, easy sipper.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209418
Domaine Boyar
2013 Selection Traminer
Bright medium straw color. Brash aromas of lime blossoms, lychees, and grapefruit peel with a lightly tannic, tangy, dry medium-full body and an interesting finish. A very, dry mineral driven.
87 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209019
Quadratus
2013 Syrah
Bright dark ruby blue violet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, bread toast, vanilla, and coconut custard with a chewy, bright, dry full body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A nice everyday red.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209327
Gorelli
2005 Reserve, "Queen of Iberia" Saperavi
Garnet black color. Rich, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of black raspberry pie and pencil shavings with a supple, tart, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting finish conveying notes of tomato relish, mulberry, cranberry skin, and bark with hard tannins. A very structured, tannic red for the table.
82 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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