Wines from Thracian Valley

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90
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Bulgariana 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah (Thracian Valley)

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This blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah has heady aromas of dark plum and black raspberry. In the mouth, flavors of tart cherry and black currant precede notes of mocha and freshly brewed espresso. It’s well balanced, with rounded tannins and a finish that just keeps on going.  — J.J.  (4/1/2014)
89
points

Bulgariana 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Thracian Valley)

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This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet colored with a violet rim. It has aromas of pomegranate, dried black cherry and freshly ground black pepper. It’s well structured, with fine tannins and flavors of ripe cherry, tart cranberry and juicy pomegranate.  — J.J.  (4/1/2014)
89
points

Castra Rubra 2008 Via Diagonalis Red (Thracian Valley)

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Big boned and brawny, this is a lushly textured wine full of intensely ripe black plum and cherry flavors. It’s richly fruity, but textured with velvety tannins, crushed granite notes and a hit of acidity that lingers on the finish. A blend of Bulgarian and international grape varieties.  — A.I.  (10/1/2013)
88
points

Domaine Boyar 2011 Royal Reserve Mavrud (Thracian Valley)

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This Mavrud is garnet-ruby colored, with aromas of dark-cherry juice and red plum, with a top note of cooling eucalyptus. Medium bodied and well structured, it tastes of cherry pie and plum pudding.  — J.J.  (4/1/2014)
88
points

Castra Rubra 2011 Via Diagonalis White (Thracian Valley)

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Chamomile and fresh herb notes lend breeziness to this pretty floral white wine. The palate is robust, concentrated with white grapefruit flavor, and tinged with a pleasantly astringent lime-pith finish.  — A.I.  (12/31/2013)
88
points

Castra Rubra 2008 CR Red (Thracian Valley)

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Rich, black cherry flavors layered with vanilla, spice and toast makes this an especially decadent Bordeaux-style blend. It’s voluptuous and supple, but fine, grippy tannins and a rich coffee finish gives it complexity and structure. An exciting find from Bulgaria.  — A.I.  (10/1/2013)
87
points

Bulgariana 2012 White (Thracian Valley)

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This white blend is composed of 60% Chardonnay, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Riesling and 10% Gewürztraminer. It has aromas of lemon, mint and white peach, with flavors of green apple and white peach.  — J.J.  (4/1/2014)
87
points

Domaine Boyar 2011 Reserve Merlot (Thracian Valley)

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A garnet color with a violet rim, this has aromas of black cherry, pomegranate juice and a touch of vanilla, followed by flavors of tart cherry, blackberry and black licorice. The finish boasts pleasant acidity coupled with a bright fruit finish.  — J.J.  (4/1/2014)
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