Grabovac, Modro Jezero, 2012

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Price: 56,75 kn

Bottle left open for two and a half hours. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire 🙂 In this case I’m not sure about the fire as heat doesn’t bother the alcohol here, but after the starting smoke from aging in wood, spiciness takes over the nose.

Especially spicy character.

Sour cherry is most pronounced in the fruit profile, but again… that spice. The wine is permeated with it.

Acids anesthetized, but very present, finely distributed, although semi digested. Tannins woodish, flourish, but mature. An especially interesting aroma. Bordeaux coupage (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) of the Imotski karst made nobler by the local Trnjka and Vranac.

Some of that rock and sun… not in a banal sense of alcohol at 13.5% btw. Quite serious, dry experience. Soft enough, juicy and drinkable despite. A dominant stainless steel character. Rough beauty. Specific as it is, not for everybody, but for a while one of my best values for money.

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