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Badel Plavac Red 2018

Badel Plavac Red 2018
Badel Plavac Red 2018

Pelješac, South Dalmatia Coast, Croatia



Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 9
 
Price: $13.55
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 12%
 

Drink: 2020-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Badel

Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Hailing from the Pelješac region of Croatia. This area is known for hilly sea-sides of the Adriatic coastline in Dalmatia. On the label there is an image of a donkey. Fun fact - the terrain in the region where these grapes grow is quite steep, hilly and rocky. This is one of the reasons the flavours shine from grapes grown in this area. Donkeys were used to carry down harvested grapes. Previously, when there weren't yet roads built the sure-footed donkey could go up and over stony mountains with much more ease than their human companions, carrying the grapes back to the wineries to be processed.

Bright and flavourful with a blooming berry-filled bouquet. Lively aromas of red liquorice, fresh tarragon and coppery minerals. Flavours reveal plum, blackberry, dark chocolate and savoury spicy black tea carrying into the back. Acidity is refreshing with balanced, satiny tannins and a plummy, fruity finish. Serve slightly chilled with mushroom burgers or ribs.
 

  


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