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label Domaine Boyar (Bulgaria) Premium Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Along with its sister wine, the Premium Cuvée Merlot, this is the bold new face of Bulgarian wine in the UK, with trendy flanged-top bottles and vivid purple synthetic corks. Produced in a new state-of-the-art winery, this wine recaptures some of the elegant fruitiness that made Bulgarian Cabernet so appealling and such a bargain in the 1980's, before the political upheavels of the 1990's led to a period of instability. Unoaked and fresh in style, this is juicy, blackcurrant and cherry scented Cabernet with a spine of tannins in the mouth and little nuances of plum and chocolate beneath fresh red fruits. From the Shumen region, this is worth trying if you like your Cabernet fruity, vivacious and crisp, finishing with decent length.
UK stockist: Somerfield £3.99