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Iločki Podrumi Principovac Traminac (2009) – “extremely ripe peaches and preserved fruits…complemented by cloves, almonds, nutmeg and muscat nuts…Velvety texture.”

This semi-sweet wine (‘poluslatko’ in Croatian) comes from some of Iločki Podrumi’s best vineyards, entitled ‘Principovac’.

Iločki Podrumi is located in eastern Croatia, in the Syrmia region, near to the border with Serbia. Overlooking the river Danube, Ilok has a long and proud history of wine-making, stretching back to the Roman times. The Royal School of Viticulture was established in 1899, whilst wines from Ilok are believed to have been served during the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953.

Score – 89/100 (non-blind)


  • Name – Iločki Podrumi Principovac
  • Vintage – 2009
  • Variety – Traminac
  • Region – Podunavlje, Croatia
  • Alcohol – 14.9%
  • Serving temperature – 10-12 degrees
  • Serve now through to 2020.

Tasting Notes

  • Rich, deep golden amber colour; slightly hazy;
  • A sweet, perfumed nose of honey and perfume; medium intensity;
  • Extremely ripe peaches and preserved fruits;
  • Complemented by cloves, almonds, nutmeg and muscat nuts;
  • Velvety texture; medium-bodied, with low-to-medium acidity;
  • A long, consistent finish, with a noticeable tingle of alcohol.

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