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Testament Winery The Dalmatian Dog Babic 2016 Wine Review

Testament Winery The Dalmatian Dog Babic 2016

Testament Winery The Dalmatian Dog Babic 2016

Dalmatia, Croatia

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2018-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Organic wine

Winery: Testament Winery

Agent: Croatia Unpacked

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A full-bodied, smooth red wine made from the Babic grape. Aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats.

The Dalmatian Dog Babic food pairings: tourtière, bison burgers, ribs, beef brisket.

This Testament Winery The Dalmatian Dog Babic 2016 was reviewed on March 5, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Diana Becevello WSET 2, WSET 3 in p rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This 100% organic Babic red wine is ruby in color with a scent of Maraska sour cherry and aromatic herbs. The taste is fruity with a vibrant and fresh medium body. The spontaneous malolactic fermentation creates a rounder, fuller mouthfeel with soft tannins. I paired this with truffle mac n' cheese.

This wine is a fantastic value for the price. Don't let the price tag fool you. I would recommend decanting this wine at least for one hour before drinking.
Paula Bernardino rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This was my weekend wine pick: a fabulous full bodied red wine from Croatia. 100% Babic - the ancient Dalmatian grape. This red wine is created by one of Croatia’s most prominent winemakers, Juraj Sladic. Aromas and flavours of raspberry and black fruit with soft tannins. Paired well with goat cheese and sundried tomatoes pizza. 14% alcohol. Available at the LCBO (LCBO VINTAGES#: 18810) at $19.95.

Funny fact about the Dalmatian dog – the only dog that smiles by showing its teeth. It is an ancient race from the Dalmatia region in Croatia. Throughout history, it has been the only coach dog to guard the horse-drawn carriages of firefighters. The Dalmatian is a muscular dog with excellent stamina.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

An organic red wine from Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, made from the Babic varietal. Fragrant and fruit-forward, it shows Maraska sour cherry and herbal notes on the nose. The lively medium-bodied palate repeats these notes and shows bright acidity. A great match for a pork stir-fry or spicy charcuterie and olives. Fun fact: Historically, Dalmatian dogs, originally an ancient breed from Croatia, were used to guard the horse-drawn firefighters’ carriages. They are considered to be intelligent and easy to train.
Craig Haynes - WSET3 FWS SWS IWS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The Dalmatian Dog’s 2016 vintage was crafted in an organic vineyard from Babic, a blue-skinned varietal indigenous to Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. Subtle aromas of wild berries and currants framed with herbal touches introduced a full-bodied palate marked with red fruit flavours, soft tannins and a fruit centred finish. This creation is unoaked, letting the fruit and herbal notes to express themselves fully. Enjoy.

Reviewed on October 3, 2020.
From the Testament Winery, this is a 100% Babic red wine with bright raspberry and fresh plum red plum aromas on the nose. Fresh and intense with ripe black fruit, dark berry , sous-bois and spicy flavours on the palate. Tannins are rounded. - Community Wine Reviews

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