97 points Decanter
Simply a beautiful wine from one of Macedonia’s highest vineyards, blended from old vines of Kratošija (65%) and Vranec. It shows lovely bilberry and bramble fruit, fine acids and a finish like liquid silk. Drinking Window 2019 - 2021
90 points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 Barovo comes from a higher elevation parcel and is a blend of 65% Kratosija and 35% Vranec, all of which spent 12 months in French oak. Reminding me of a Petite Sirah from California with its ripe, sexy nose of blue fruits, chocolate, spice, and dried earth aromas and flavors, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, has fine, sweet tannin, no hard edges, and a clean finish. It’s one seriously sexy fruit bomb that stays balanced and even elegant. It’s an impressive wine and worth your time and money.
Vinous Reverie Notes
Barovo is a village and an emerging subzone within the rapidly developing wine scene in Macedonia. Located at higher elevation (between 500-600 meters above sea level) than the rest of the vineyards farmed by Tikves, it produces wine of greater freshness and finer tannins giving the wine a noticeable Piedmont-like precision and utility at the table.