RKS Wine: A Mavrud from Bulgaria

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).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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