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The time has come to review something outside Wine of Moldova, and we’ve decided to turn our tasting buds towards the wines of the country that complement Moldova the most – Wine of Romania. The wine we’ve chosen is well known in Romania – Dragaica Rosie 2011 from Crama Oprisor. It is part of The inmost Oltenia wine series, which covers region’s most famous myth and legends.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a pure garnet color – it is dense and quite intense, with the rim-color of a clear ruby.
The nose is clean and strong with no signs of wine faults. The first nose bring pronounced notes of red fruits – pomegranate, red cherry, red currant and sour cherry. After a while the nose is delighted with savory notes of almond, roasted wood and spice – a clear tell of barique maturation.
The wine is dry, with no signs of residual sugar, moderate-plus alcohol, high acidity and dry tannin. The palate is very well balanced with the alcohol being the show-up brother, making the wine taste sharp and quite insistent, at times words like arrogant comes to mind, but only for a brief moment. The overall balance is good – all four elements are well integrated into the big picture.
The wine has a long-plus finish with a velvety, just a little astringent aftertaste – but one that may easily become addictive. This is a very well blended wine, with a clear rustic message inside.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Romania and the overall rating says the same, with 89.6 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.
Last but not least, this wine is a very good example of how good Wine of Romania can be, but what fascinates us the most is the story behind the wine – a trend that is new to Wine of Moldova, but common to almost every Wine of Romania. The myth relates that Drăgaica fairy-girl could easily steal the wits of mortal men and cast away evil, the same way the wine can swirl one’s head and cast away everyday’s worries.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Dragaica Rosie | 2011
overall rating: | 89.6 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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