Bulgariana Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Bulgaria

My Rating 83 Points.   

Price $11. 

A beautiful, gentle ruby/ brick in color with a light brick/ orange rim.
On the nose, raspberries, plums, unripe cherries, cranberries, light wood, light vanilla, licorice, herbs, spices, alcohol and peppercorn.

Medium-bodied with high acidity, smooth and elegant, with nice legs.

Tart on the palate with plums, sour cherries, pomagranates, strawberries, oak, green olives, light vanilla, leather, licorice, vegetables and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish, with fine, round tannins, spices and tart cranberries.

A nice cabernet from the Thrace an Valley in Bulgaria.
Seems like it past its peak and probably better when fresh.
A bit unbalanced and not too good to be had by itself. Better with food, though.

It has more of a South American light Syrah feel, then old world Cabernet. Needed one hour to open up. Grapes are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

89 Wine Enthusiast.

14% alcohol by volume.


4 thoughts on “Bulgariana Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Bulgaria

  1. I like your reviews. They’re descriptive, but not snobby, which is refreshing. I know this particular article might not be the place for this question, but can you recommend any Middle Eastern wines? I noticed some reviews on Israeli wines. Outside of those, do any of the other Mideast countries make wines worth drinking (and, I am aware, of course, of official bans on alcohol in states where Islam is the official religion)?

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words. Other than Israeli wines, you can try Lebanese wines. One of the more famous ones is Chateau Musar. Give that a try. On the Israeli ones, you can search on my site. There are more than 50 reviews there. Hope you enjoy it.

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