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Bodren Traminac Trockenbeerenauslese 2015

Bodren Traminac trockenbeerenausles 2015

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Bodren, Traminac Trockenbeerenauslese 2015

Most people associate Croatia with its beautiful coastline. Apart from the capital of Zagreb, very few people venture into the continental part of the country. Over half the vineyards of Croatia are in this part of the country, which has a true continental climate. There are a number of wonderful producers here, including Bodren.

Boris Drenški is the owner/winemaker at Bodren. He produces small quantities of prädikat and ice wines in his garage. The winery and vineyard is located in the Croatian Uplands wine region. The countryside has a pastoral feel with its endless rolling hills.

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I’ve enjoyed the icewines from Bodren for several years. We visited the cellar in 2018 while shooting our Cracking Croatian Wine video series. The wines were high on my wishlist when Charine and I first visited the country. During our last visit to Vinistra 2019, I saw Boris at his stand. Among his latest vintages was a brand new wine, the Bodren Traminac Trockenbeerenauslese 2015.

The Bodren Traminac Trockenbeerenauslese (Izborna berba prosešenuh bobica) is tangerine honey in color. This sweet wine is a Trockenbeerenauslese wine, which means it is a selection of late harvest grapes which have dried and shriveled on the vine – which concentrates the sugar.

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This beauty from Bodren has 304 g/L of residual sugar and 10.3 g/L of acidity – it’s a super sweet wine. It has an intense nose of marigold flower, orange peel, apricot, and honey. The palate is unctuous and mouth coating with a long, spicy. finish. This has the gumption to last a long time in the cellar – if you can be patient. 

SCORE: 92/100 

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DR MATTHEW HORKEY
DR MATTHEW HORKEY
Author | Speaker | Wine Nerd
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