Thursday, August 15, 2019

Wine Review: Domaine Boyar Traminer 2018

Domaine Boyar Traminer 2018

It's the Fifth Annual Bulgarian Wine Month thanks to BulgarianWine.comYou can read all of the content and reviews from Bulgarian Wine Month under the Bulgaria label.

To read about the fascinating history of Bulgarian wine, check out Bulgaria - Part 1: Three-Thousand Years of Wine History. To learn about the grapes, wine regions and Bulgarian wine's place in the market, read Part 2: The Current State of Bulgarian Wine. And if you'd like to see what Bulgaria's national drink is all about, find out in Part 3: Invincibility of Rakia.

This is the fourth vintage that I've had of this wine and every time I do it gets better. I gave the 2013 vintage a 2/5, the 2015 vintage a 3/5, and the  2016 vintage a 4.5/5. So, needless to say, I'm pretty excited about tasting this one and seeing where it's going now.

The ABV is 13%, so it's driest of the vintages that I've had, and the color of the wine is a very pale yellow. There's aromas of lychee, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, lemon thyme, and cilantro. That's a great nose, my friend. On the palate it's medium bodied with an oily mouthfeel that has a little bit of a chalkiness to it, and an acidity that is noticeable but reserved. There's flavors of lychee nut, cantaloupe, kiwi, and a little bit of earthiness / dried leaves that I hadn't detected in previous vintages. Then the finish is impressively long, and even though it's a crisp finish the fruit is still juicy.

I love it! It has so many differences and similarities to the last vintage but it's still just so good. And you know what I think this would go great with? Jalapeno popper sushi. Yes, it exists. Look it up.

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QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $11
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

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