Milos Vinifera Plavac Mali 2010 Wine Review
Milos Vinifera Plavac Mali 2010
Peljesac Peninsula, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 87/100
Peppery with black fruit aromas and a smooth, seductive, full-bodied texture. There's some rust flavours on this wine that to me indicates drink this year as it's turning the corner maturity-wise. Lots of acidity. A great Croatian red wine for BBQs and potluck gatherings. This robust red wine from the Croatian Dalmatian Coast is related to the Zinfandel grape according to vine genetic studies. Big, delicious and bursting with brambleberry, mulberry, and plums. Try it with meat lovers' pizza too ... tonight!
Plavac Mali food pairings: grilled chicken with tomato and olives, cheesy pizza, roasted venison.
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This Milos Vinifera Plavac Mali 2010 was reviewed on November 28, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:
Plavac Mali, a grape native to Croatia, is a fine example of the complex wines being produced there. The colour is a deep garnet, and the nose shows plum, dried fruit, oak, and earth. The palate is very dry with chalky tannins and command a protein rich dish to enjoy with. A wine built to be enjoyed with food. Tasted August 2015. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:
Some may not know that Croatia is the origin of the iconic California Zinfandel grape varietal. Plavac Mali was once thought to to be iedentical to Zinfandel but is in fact a crossing of Zinfandel and another obscure native Croatian grape Dobricic. This Mali spent 24 months in large old Slavonian oak barrels and is medium garnet in colour. the wine is medium-bodied with characteristics of red fruit, leather, toffee, resin. The wine is tannic with racy acidity. Needs a couple of hours decanting prior to serving. Pair with grilled red meats. Drink now; not suitable for further aging.
Tasted: August 2015
|Plavac Mali is a native Croatian grape (pronounced PLAH-vats MAH-lee), and the leading black grape grown on the sunlit Dalmatian Coast on the Adriatic Sea. Plava means blue and Mali mean small, which aptly describes the grapes for this wine which are packed with flavour as a result. The vines are head pruned for this wine and planted within view of the crystal blue Adriatic Sea on the steep manually farmed and terraced land of the Pejesac Peninsula. Wild fermentation followed by 24 months in large old Slovenian oak barrels for aging. - Community Wine Reviews
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