Bastijana was delighted to welcome Dusan Jelic from Wines of Balkans to Jelsa recently as part of a major wine press trip after Dalmacija Wine Expo, and we sent him home with a bottle of Caplar as a memory of Dusan's visit to Jelsa.
Dusan, who will be spending the month of June in Jelsa and working with Hvar's winemakers, opened the bottle this evening, and had the following impressions:
I had a glass of Tomić Caplar 2009 from Hvar island, that I got as a present from the winemaker himself a few weeks ago. Alc. level is 14.3% & Caplar is a blend of 50% Plavac Mali & 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine lingers and resonates inside my body for a long while... fabulous notes of the smoothest possible Plavac mali & some powerful elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the wine that automatically puts you in a mode of love... Meaty, even juicy, a gentle kiss of forest floor freedom, flirtatious notes of dark fruits crowned with wild strawberries... A brilliant rendition of countless hours of sunshine Hvar is exposed to every year & truly a great wine that now drinks absolutely beautifully! 18.5/20 (93/100) points!
Thanks Dusan, and we looking forward to seeing you in Jelsa next month.