Friday, January 7, 2011
#52- Plavic Mali
The last wine of the year was disappointing to say the least. It's not that it was an awful tasting wine. The wine simply had no taste! A Croatian wine, I was excited to try another Mediterreanean wine. My disappointment with the Greek wines of late though wasn't keeping me too optimistic! And the wine does disappoint. Perhaps it tastes good if you've been a lifelong heavy smoker and you are smoking and drinking at the same time but I'm not a smoker and I found this wine to be absolutely tasteless!
New Year's foods abounded with taquitos and rissoles and pizza rolls and chocolates abounded. A red wine was chosen to make the red wine count for 2010 the same as the white wine count- 26 a piece!
The Plavic Mali grape is a red grape and is a cross between Zinfandel and Dorocic grapes. It tastes nothing like a Zinfandel so perhaps it's more Dorocic than than not.Plavic Mali literally translates to mean "blue small" referring to the grape itself. I'm sure you figured that out on your own. The winery is in Croatia and while I'm not certain it is bottled by Dalmacijavino Peljesac.
Craig tried it a few days ago (as did I again) and the tannins in the wine were obvious but it actually made the wine undrinkable, even with it only being opened a few days. This was the first wine I actually had poured down the drain instead of finishing it.