Castra Rubra Via Diagonalis 2007, Bulgaria

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My Rating 87 Points.   
Price $18.

Beautiful color of dark Ruby with a brick orange rim. Really shows its age.

On the nose, currants, blueberries, strawberries, plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, earth, minerals, metals, spices and black pepper.

Medium Plus in body, smooth and elegant with medium plus acidity.

Dry and Fruity on the palate with blackberries, currants, cherries, plums, eforestorrest floor, pencil lead, vanilla, licorice, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with very little tannins, tart cherries and spices.

A very nice and enjoyable 9 year old blend. My first Bulgarian wine, Actually. Smooth, elegant and very enjoyable by itself or with food. I paired it with hard cheeses.
A little hot at the back of the throat, but otherwise, Nicely balanced. The nose reminds me of a Cabernet /Merlot blend from Washington State.

14% alcohol by volume.

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