A friend of mine just brought this from Croatia. He loved the winery and enjoyed their wines, so I got the spoils! It travelled 3/4 of the way around the world before I let it sit for a week to settle down. The varietal, Plavac Mali is found predominantly in Croatia and is a distant relative to Zinfandel. It is tannic, high in alcohol and produces rich wines. This one is see-through, light purple, almost a touch orange. Delightful nose of black currants, cranberry and green peepers. The initial taste is interesting to say the least: upfront tannins and a dose of blue fruits with some licorice. The dryness of the tannins carries on throughout and is the finale. On the mid palate more red than blue fruits but I also get some acidity interlaced with the tannins. The finish is all tannins, with just a hint of blueberry. This wine would rock some minced meat kebabs, perhaps a grilled lamb chop too. 89 points for this delicious wine. The 14.5% alcohol is hidden well and the structure is solid here. I couldn’t find much info on pricing, but one place in Europe used to sell it for 28 Euros. That would make this a 3 star effort. Salut….