A rare Bulgarian wine makes an appearance made from the Mavrud grape. Mavrud doesn’t have a stellar reputation but when properly subject to oak ageing it makes a solid simple wine. This wine was aged in barrels crafted by a cooper at the winery.
Lots of raspberry and cherry on the nose. There is also some smoke and milk chocolate. Nothing special on the palate except a good solidity. Lots of cherry with a slightly tart finish and a bit of Tellicherry pepper. A simple but well-crafted wine. Want lamb, beef, salmon or portobello mushroom burgers this wine is a good choice.
Best consumed now but it just might improve a tad over the next two years.
(Villa Yambol Mavrud 2020, Villa Yambol, Yambol, Bulgaria, $13.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 27056, 750 mL, 13.5%, RKS Wine Rating 88/100).