Ilaya Mavrud Reserve 2017 by Manastira winery is a wine that represents the interesting terroir of Sredna Gora.
It portrays the traditional Bulgarian grape variety Mavrud in an exceptional way with remarkable maturity, development and complexity.
As a result of its excellent development over the years, the wine demonstrates, both in aroma and taste, remarkable fine spiciness expressed through savory, black pepper, green pepper and cardamom grains complemented with fruit notes of blackcurrant, pomegranate, cherry and plum.
The spiciness is the centerpiece of the aroma, where it harmonizes with its fruity, earthy and floral notes of lilac, hyacinth and snowdrop. In taste, it is complemented in a wonderful way with a powerful and captivating plum and evolving nuances of tomato leaves, which together with the spiciness are the main focus in the long and memorable aftertaste of this remarkable wine.
An excellent wine that would impress even the most demanding connoisseurs of Mavrud as a local grape variety, as well as any connoisseur of good wine who is looking for new horizons.