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Stilla Rubra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012

On open nose is that deep dark blackberry fruit. Graphite. Wow.

Palate is insane. Huge vibrancy. Blackberry. Mineral. Dense. Incredible. Long. So well made. Some licorice and spice. Some earth

Long finish.

More cornas than fluffy montepulciano on open.

As this breathes nose is more menthol. Palate is deep dense plum. Great structure. Juicy.
— a year ago

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Castra Brut Nature Sparkling Blend 2013

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Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

A very dark and rich first class wine. — 6 years ago

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Ola Ellnestam

Ola Ellnestam

Spetsig på tungan, varm längre bak. Strävt.

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Rubra Mixtura Red Blend

I give this a rather high ratings for my standards, it really came through in terms of what I was hoping g to get from it. A quite minerally, stony bony dry finish, yet a nice bit of funkiness and a raw feeling yet well made. Quite light, had it with seafood, paired really well IMO. — a year ago

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Nimbus Premium Syrah 2010

My first Bulgarian wine. It’s a wonderful syrah, typical in every aspect, just like it should be. — 3 years ago

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Dominant Syrah Blend 2010

Needs good but amazing with grass fed steak! — 6 years ago

Gary Hill
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Gary Hill

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My first wine from Bulgaria. I was surprised! Soft tannins good fruit. Perfect with the steak we paired with it.

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Nimbus Premium Pinot Noir 2011

Another great surprise from Bulgaria! An excellent pinot noir, rich, thick, less elegant and more powerful. I like it! — 3 years ago

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Butterfly's Rock Red Blend 2009

My second Bulgarian wine. And what a wine! Extremely rich on nose and palate, long aftertaste, frit forward, well balanced. A very pleasent surprise. And fairly priced as well. — 3 years ago

Masseria Cardillo

Rubra Aglianico del Vulture

Actually this is a very "cool" wine. Has a very clean and refreshing nose with a deep delightful finish. Drinking it is light and dry at first with a sudden burst of delicate flavors taking hold. I am alone at the Glasbern Inn having dinner after a long day on the road. This wine will go great with my duck breast main dish. — 4 years ago

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Via Diagonalis Red Blend 2008

Never met a Bulgarian red I really liked until this one. Maybe because it was a 2008, the tannins had mellowed into a smooth rich finish, definitely a bargain at Kaldi. — 7 years ago

James Farrer

James Farrer

Tried it again this week and was disappointed. Would downgrade to drinkable.