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Villa Melnik Aplauz Melnik 55 2017 Wine Review

Villa Melnik Aplauz Melnik 55 2017

Villa Melnik Aplauz Melnik 55 2017

Thracian Valley, Bulgaria, Bulgaria

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $20.00

Drink: 2019-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Villa Melnik

Agent: Nuworld Importers

Pricing & Stock Information

  • AGLC
  • 771445

Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Robust and flavourful. An indigenous grape to Bulgaria, this vintage of Melnik 55 is aged for 15 months in oak barrels. Aromas of plum jam, cedar, oak and leather. Full bodied and bright acidity no the palate, fruit is slightly tart, and more cedar and leather on the finish. Enjoy with slow roasted meats or stews.
Deep garnet color with subtle highlights. Aromas of dried fruits, plums, spices, and smoky oak. Medium-bodied spicy flavor with hints of spicy oak. Medium spicy finish.
Melnik 55 is a hybrid wine grape variety based on old Bulgarian variety Wide Melnik vine.
The wine was made from carefully double hand-selected grapes of Early Melnik Vine (Melnik 55) – a natural cross of Broadleaved Melnik Vine and Valdigue. The grapes were harvested during the third week of September in full ripeness and optimum parameters. Fermented in Stainless steel tanks, aged 15 months in new Bulgarian oak barrels, has the perfect shape for long life.

Source: Agent (Nuworld Importers)

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