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rikat

 

Somneo Rikat 201280 lv

Winery: Borovitza

Winemaker: Ognyan Tzvetanov

Grape variety: Rikat

Vintage: 2012

Production: 263 bottles

Alc: 12,5˚

Aging: 18 month in old Bulgarian oak

Region: Vidin

Harvest: by hand, beginning of September

Vines age: 41 years

Cellaring: 7 years

Tasting notes:

"The 2012 Rikat (aka Rkatsiteli) was aged for 22 months in Bulgarian oak, all used. Dry, it comes in with 12,5% alcohol. This is just the second vintage of this wine, produced from 41-year-old vines. I think it is a step up on the last year's version. It shows fine solidity in the mid-palate, nice integration of oak and a certain dark and burnished flavour. It finishes with a grip and tension, the wine's inherent power lacing that flavour into the palate. Very nice, it should hang on without a problem for a few years. Beyond that – we'll have to see. There were just 268 bottles produced and the producer doesn't intend to go above 300." 2015 Wine Advocate

 

buket

 

Buket Borovitza80 lv

Winemaker: Ognyan Tzvetanov

Grape variety: Bouquet

Vintage: 2012

Production: 280 bottles

Alc: 12,5˚

Aging: 18m in old Bulgarian oak

Region: Vidin

Harvest: by hand, end of September

Vines age: 36 years

Cellaring: 5 years

Tasting notes:

"The 2011 Buket Borovitza was aged for 18 months in medium –toasted, second use oak, from 35-year-old vines, and it came in 12,5% alcohol. The Buket grape is cross between Pinit Noir and Mavrud(the latter being grape than another winery compared to Greece's Mavrodaphne. Silky in texture and earthy with hint of game, it has a Bulgarian feel to it with its high acidity, complexity and mid-palate that is on elegant site. Rather aromatic, it adds mothwatering that delivers juicy red fruit that is very tasty. The wine also demonstrates backbone, although well-integrated, as it airs out. It is not particularly fleshy and not the most concentrated wine around, but it holds its own and is bursting with lively charm. Note that it may benefit from being drunk in the low 60 degree Fahrenheit. It showed nicely at 71 degree, but it sand prettier song at 63 degrees. Ultimately, I like this a lot. If you are looking for a big, knock-your-socks-off blockbuster, this is not a wine for you. It is food wine with beautiful texture and flavour that you can enjoy drinking. Burgundy lovers should particularly gravitate to this. If there is a flow, it is the price point. There were just 300 bottles produced, which may account for that. The winery recommends holding this for up to 4 years. I suspect it has the structure to last longer." 2015 Wine Advocate