Made in the Thracian Lowlands region around Elenovo village in Bulgaria by Italian winemaker Edoardo Miroglio, this 2007 pinot noir really is a find. Beautiful black cherry nose, smoke, oaky nuances, sweet tannins, a hint of Hungarian Tokay. Comparable with many a fine burgundy. In fact, it reminded me of Chambolle musigny from our recent Burgundy tour, that same complex smokiness.
This bottle slipped down well with truite a la fenouil. Suitably impressed wine aficionado (cousin Steve). Available from the brilliant Swig at less than £10 a bottle.