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Tikveš Vranec Special Selection (2011) – “Aromas of spice, raspberry and sour cherry…flavours of raspberry, cassis, clove and black pepper…a developing wine, with somewhat chewy tannins; lacks balance.” 

Tikveš is simultaneously Macedonia’s largest and most-acknowledged wine producer; with a long and proud history stretching back to 1885. Tikveš’ Special Selection range has benefited enormously from the expertise of consultant oenologist, Philippe Cambie. The Vranec (the Macedonian term for ‘Vranac’) is harvested from thirty to sixty year-old vines, located at an altitude of roughly 1,500 feet.

Score – 87/100 (non-blind)



  • Name – Tikves Vranec Special Selection
  • Vintage – 2011
  • Variety – Vranec (Vranac)
  • Region – Macedonia
  • Alcohol – 14%
  • Serving temperature – 16-18 degrees
  • Serve now through to 2017.

Tasting Notes

  • Deep and intense ruby red colour;
  • Aromas of spice, raspberry and sour cherry;
  • Flavours of raspberry, cassis, clove and black pepper;
  • A developing wine, with somewhat chewy tannins; lacks balance;
  • Medium-to-full bodied; medium acidity, with a long but closed finish.

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