May 2016 - Eastern Europe

This month's Wine feature is Eastern European Wines
Eastern Europe Reviews
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Koblevo
NV Royal Muscat Muscat Hamburg
Bright medium dark brick red color. Floral, fruity aromas of orange blossoms, roasted golden barley, sultana raisins, and fresh grapey finish with a lively, sweet full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with well-integrated, firm tannins and moderate oak.
90 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215080
Koblevo
NV Chardonnay
Bright gold color. Exotic, interesting spicy aromas and flavors of pickled fruits, exotic herbs, and apple mint jelly with a soft, tart, dryish light body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length Buddha’s hand, persimmon, gherkin, and paprika finish with no oak. A fascinatingly spicy and exotic chardonnay.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215077
Koblevo
NV Kagor Reserve Nikolaevskaya Oblast
Opaque dark ruby black color. Bright, fruity, sweet aromas of brandy marinated prunes, dried straw, dark chocolate - pine tree bark, and hard purple Christmas candy with a chewy, crisp, sweet full body and an interesting, fast finish with barky, grippy, hard tannins.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215079
Koblevo
NV Merlot
Bright medium dark garnet color. Fruity aromas of ripe plums, pressed linen, tree bark, and marshmallow with an lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, rapid finish with barky, chewy tannins and light oak.
85 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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