A slightly green nose is tempered by aromas of cherry, spice and dried herbs in this Bulgarian Merlot. Soft, integrated flavors are of vanilla, spice and berry. Firm and complex, the wine offers a lingering, warm finish. Aged for at least six months in Bulgarian oak barrels, it's ready to drink now.
Reviews wines from Greece and Cyprus.
Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006, when she moved from Sonoma, California, to Manhattan. Kostrzewa has written and edited wine, food and travel stories for the past 14 years, and oversees all editorial direction of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and WineMag.com, in addition to the tasting programs. Kostrzewa co-edited the Wine Enthusiast Wine & Food Pairings book and has co-authored numerous books on wine and travel in her career. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org