Full Review

Telescope

Telescope
2016 Mavrud, Thracian Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Turkey

Category: Other Bulgarian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Bulgaria
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24

Telescope
2016 Mavrud, Thracian Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Game Turkey

Category: Other Bulgarian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Bulgaria
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Medium violet color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark chocolate coated berries and nuts, caramelized yams, mocha creme brulee, and pepper on fresh herbs with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish evoking shades of berry cobbler a la mode, coffee gelato, orange blossom water, and nutskin with soft, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A supple and captivating indigenous Bulgarian red that delights with appealing brushstrokes of distinctive flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Old World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate coated berries and nuts, caramelized yams, mocha creme brulee, and pepper on fresh herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of berry cobbler a la mode, coffee gelato, orange blossom water, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey Leg, Rabbit Cassoulet, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple and captivating indigenous Bulgarian red that delights with appealing brushstrokes of distinctive flavors.

The Importer

Telescope Winery LLC

The Importer
zh.k. Mladost 2, bl. 231, vh.7
Sofia, Bulgaria 1799
312-288-8530

Their Portfolio

Other Bulgarian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Bulgarian reds by and large are produced from international varieties; the leading ones are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir; many of the best examples are from the Thracian Valley in the middle of the country.

Most reds are mono-varietal, although there are some Bordeaux blends as well; prices are under $20 for most offerings. Medium-bodied with attractive aromas of black cherry and berry fruit with moderate tannins and light spice and tobacco notes, these are easy-drinking wines meant for early consumption with lighter red meats, cheeses and pastas.