Past month I've asked the Wijngekken.nl team to give it a try reviewing 3 Croatian wines. For the test run I wanted them to try different indigenous grape varieties and get their feedback on it. So, I've sent them The Dalmatian Dog, Zlatan Otok Crljenak 2013 & Pošip Merga Victa, lately, the 3 most sold wines in the webshop. Curious what they said about it? Continue reading.. but before, let's just review the score points used by the Wijngekken.
For the scoring system to judge the wine, Wijngekken.nl uses the following point scale:
Final conclusion point scale and it's meaning:
And here's what Martin from the Wijngekken.nl said (text has been translated from Dutch to English by DeepL Translator).
Pošip Merga Victa 2018(14.3 points)
Black Island Winery, Korčula
Colour: the colour of this Merga Victa is light straw yellow. There is also a very small bubble in the wine (young). In the rim the colour is medium deep and straw yellow / 2.6
Nose: the nose is nicely pure. Pure tropical fruit with a creamy edge and some spiciness. The nose is nicely balanced, well full and deep / 3.6
Taste: at the first sip you think 'what a fresh juicy wine'. Nice pure tropical fruit with again a small creamy edge (no wood, but it will be the grape) and some green spiciness and a nice salinity. The taste is medium deep and the aftertaste is quite long / 6.2
My final verdict on this Pošip from Smokvica:
This Merga Victa has a nice purity, a nice balance and a beautiful freshness. It is a medium full bodied and medium complex white wine that will certainly go well as an aperitif or with a delicious fish / 1.9
So I give this Pošip from Smokvica a total of 14.3 points
Crljenak 2013 (16.5 points)
..a red wine from Zinfandel from Croatia from the wine year 2013
The Dalmatian Dog 2016 (16.4 points / Silver WineGekken Medal)