Bosnia Herzegovina

Wines of Illyria

Blatina 2015

Wine is a medium garnet, with a medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of black currants, black plum, Black cherry, and anise. On the palate there is an intense flavor that matches the nose, but some earthy notes such as the forest floor. medium to Low tannins that are very well integrated. A long and pleasant finish. The wine is balanced, with very unique, identifiable flavors. There could be a little more complexity though. Overall, a very good, almost outstanding wine! — 2 months ago

Wines of Illyria

Trnjak 2015


Another first encounter from the half case haul at SLC State Liquor Store near Costco. Funky and forest notes with firm palate and good texture and finish. — 8 months ago

Monastery Tvrdos

Zilavka 2016

Like a more minerally vermentino. Not sweet but fruit present and balanced by food friendly acid. Smooth overall, no sharp edges but not flabby. — 2 years ago

Wines of Illyria

Stone Cuvee Zilavka Bena 2020

Zilavka (90%)/Bena (10%) Blend (Grapes native to Bosnia-Herzegovina). Beautiful straw color with some green highlights. Nose is full of aromatic white flowers and pineapple. Pallet notes green apple, apricot, tropical fruits, honey and roasted nuts. Minerals and herbs on the finish. Juicy acidity. Nicely balanced. Excellent! Thank You Ron B! — 2 months ago

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Wines of Illyria

Trnjak Illyrian Traditional Red Blend 2019

Interesting varietal that is indigenous to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Dark garnet color. Lovely aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, plums, and currants with notes of herbs, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon. The pallet is especially loaded with fruit. Full bodied and bold, but there is also elegance. The combination of herbal and baking spice notes make this a very unique wine. Perfectly balanced. Still a baby but so easy to drink. Who knew? — 3 months ago

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Mostar Zilavka

2017 vintage. Surprisingly good and lacking any of the oxidation that sadly plagues whites from this part of the globe. Chamomile and orchard fruits on the nose, also on the palate. Perfectly ripe pear, yellow and green apples, white nectarine, lime flesh, a little mineral phenolic bitterness, dandelion and chamomile flower, nondescript light herbal note. — 3 years ago

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Vinarija Carski Vinogradi Mostar

Emporia 2019

Primarily the unique Blatina (Interesting grape-85%) with some Vranec (10%) and Alicante Bouchet (5%) blended in. Deep ruby color. Aromas of sour red fruits (cranberries and pomegranates), earth, dried flowers and herbs. Pallet if full of sour cherry and raspberry flavors along with that earthy component. No oak. Long finish. Extremely smooth tannins. Enough acidity to maintain balance. Interesting and delicious! Thank You Ron B! — 2 months ago

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Vinarija Skegro

Krš Orange Žilavka 2021

Slightly tannic. Easy to drink. Almond notes and bright with good acidity. — 4 months ago

Hercegovina Produkt

Charisma Žilavka 2019

Charisma od Žilavka 2019 z Hercegoviny — a year ago

Wines of Illyria

Plavac Mali 2015

Interesting wine from Bosnia-Herzegovina. 100% Plavac Mali grape. Aromas and flavors of pomegranate, plums, and figs. Hints of dried herbs and black pepper. Garnet colored with a bit of a tart finish. — 3 years ago

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