Pharos Grand Cru

Pharos Grand Cru 2008

Plavac Mali
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Our Notes: Sold out! This is highest elevation Plavac Mali made in Croatia plus the addition of Darnekuša, which is only found on the Island of Hvar. Along the Pelješac Peninsala, the Miloš wines are planted in similar soils but much closer to the ocean and are more akin to Nebbiolo or Rioja in terms of texture and weight. The acids are higher, but the sugars are lower. With Plančić, the added acidity from the Darnekuša and the much riper Plavac Mali are therefore more akin to Bordeaux in terms of power and texture. The 2008 is full of aromatic island herbs, umami brininess, and with 7 years of age built in, the tannins are in a great state of balance. Locals like to pair it with strong hard cheese like Paški Sir (Croatian sheep cheese from the Island of Pag), oily sea fish, and Ćrni Rizot (cuttlefish ink seafood risotto). While not local, Korean BBQ hits the spot as well. Best served decanted and with a slight chill.