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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

Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This wine comes from the steep mountain ridges of the Pelješac peninsula in southern Croatia on the Adriatic coast. The indigenous plavac mali grape shares ancestral origin with the zinfandel grape. This wine displays the sweet notes of chocolate covered cherries, sweet raspberry, with a note of rosewater and smoke in the background. The wine has a nicely balanced acidity and is not too heavy at only 12% abv. Great pairing for a tomato based dish - I paired with a tomato vegetable soup with smoked paprika. Also pairs nicely with steak or game meats.

Excellent value - I tasted before seeing the price, this one is a steal.

Tasted December 19, 2020
 

  


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