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Reviews for 2017

May 2017 - Eastern Europe

May 2017 - Eastern Europe
This month's Wine feature is Austrian & Eastern European Wines

Eastern Europe Reviews

Midalidare 2013 Mogilovo Single Vineyard Estate Grand Vintage Cabernet Franc
91 points
$21.99
Light garnet color. Herbal aromas and flavors of gherkins, spiced mulberries, and borscht with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, medium-long spiced nuts and citrus, pomegranate chutney on dolmades, and alpine herbs and earth finish with crunchy, earthy tannins and moderate oak. An engaging, spicy and herbal cabernet franc with great varietal character and sense of place.
91 points $21.99
Carpe Diem 2014 White Blend Thracian Valley
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Dusty aromas and flavors of honeycomb, gardenia powder, lemon bar, and buckwheat honey with a satiny, racy, dryish light body and a swift fresh pressed heirloom apple, white tea, lemon flavored honey, and baguette finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A simple but charming powdery white wine.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Carpe Diem 2015 Red Blend Thracian Valley
88 points
$8.99
Best Buy
Garnet black color. Vegetal aromas and flavors of chocolate covered green pepper, dried herbs, and roasted carrot with a chewy, dry medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-long fresh organic berries, fruit leather, and thyme finish with grippy tannins and moderate oak. An inviting wine, both vegetal and fruity.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Castra Rubra 2009 Red Wine Thracian Valley
88 points
$19.99
Garnet black color. Rustic aromas of stewed fruits and root vegetables, goat, and wine gum with an lively, medium body and an appealing, crisp blackberry mint sorbet, wax, and chocolate mouse finish with medium, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A gulpable Bordeaux varietal blend.
88 points $19.99
Via Diagonalis 2009 Selected Red Blend Thracian Valley
87 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of honeycomb, soy and balsamic, pomegranate molasses, and mud with a soft, tangy, fruity medium body and a silky, appealing, breezy honeyed berries, raisins and figs, tea leaves, pickled beets and cucumbers, and chocolate mint finish with leafy, woody tannins and moderate oak. An interesting, spicy, savory and mature red for the table.
87 points $10.99 Best Buy
Midalidare 2015 Mogilovo Single Vineyard Estate Grand Vintage Syrah
86 points
$21.99
Violet color. Aromas and flavors of berry pie a la mode and spiced nougat with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium body and a sleek, complex, medium-long cedar, sour cherry and pomegranate, and earth finish with firm, woody tannins and moderate oak. A flavorful cabernet with firm, chewy tannins for now with a steak or later after cellaring.
86 points $21.99
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