A whopping 15.1% abv, this Plavac Mali (an ancestor of Zin) is certainly on the big and brawny side, but also reveals a complexity that evolves dramatically in the glass. Aromas of sun-dried hay and grass are prevalent through the nose and palate, adding a rustic quality to the sweet and spicy red fruit, fig and toast characteristics. The long finish is marked by an assertive show of tannins.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: email@example.com