One of the finest examples of Plavac Mali. Highest quality wine produced from specially selected grapes of Plavac Mali from the best and oldest southern positions of Hvar vineyards. The wine is fermented only with the native yeast in tanks and the whole process of vinification is fully biological.
It ages in new barrique barrels for 18-24 months, after which it spends additional six months in the bottle. The best barrels of French, American and Croatian descent are combined.
The wine is dark ruby color rich and complex aromas which give the impression of dried plums, vanilla and leather. Rich and powerful tannic structure; fine elegant finish with persistence that stays long.
Plavac Grand Cru is the Croatian wine with the highest honors and medals.
Latest: 28th Sabatina 2018 - Gold award (2011 vintage)
See my full wine review for more information.
Placed on the menus of various Michelin star restaurants around the world eg. 360 (Dubrovnik) and Boom in the park (Malmo), Le dame de Pic (Paris), Spoon (Paris), Le Prince Noir (Bordeaux)
Awards & Ratings:
Perswijn: 5 stars
Vivino: 4.3 (309 reviews)
Decanter: 2013: Plavac Grand Cru 2009 (Bronze); 2012: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2009(Bronze); 2012: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2008 (Bronze)
Gast: 2009: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2006(Gold), 2008: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2004 (Gold), 2006: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2003 (Champion), 2006: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2001 (Gold)
Sabatina: 2008: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2004 (Gold), 2007: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2003(Gold), 2007: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2005 (Champion in red wines), 2006: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2003 (Champion)
Sabatina 2018: Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru 2018 (Gold)
How to serve it:
Best served at 18 - 20 C.
Serve it with steak, ribs, grilled meat, game, not too sweet desserts.