MEZALIMPE | Cabernet-Sauvignon | 2009
cabernet sauvignon


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We will keep tasting Wine of Moldova for the time being, and we’ve decided to go back to cabernet sauvignon theme. And here is the point why – cabernet sauvignon wine is in demand for a reason, full-bodied and complex, it is a wine one can hardly go wrong with – it is so powerful and individual that there are no two wines alike made of cabernet sauvignon grapes – every winemaker is trying to leave its mark on it, and here is where the magic begins. The wine we’ve chosen for today’s review is not different from that perspective – Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 from Mezalimpe.

Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:


The wine has a pure ruby color, it is translucent and clear enough so that the light can pass through the wine untainted, with the rim-color of a very nuanced copper shade.


The nose is strong and delicate with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings delicate and nuanced notes of mulberry jam, black cherry, sweet cherry jam, sour cherry, fig and dried melon. The second nose is even more delicate, with clear notes of black plum, vanilla, black tea and a quite persistent aroma of an old barique.


The wine is medium-dry but quite wide, with some hints of residual sugar left after fermentation. With moderate alcohol level and moderate acidity, the wine tastes a bit green and herbaceous – we would describe it as rustic and tart. Medium tannin level sums up for a good overall balance, which makes the wine taste a bit more woody and mellow, maybe just a bit opulent.


The wine has a long, velvety-like finish, tending more towards the sour side of the taste spectrum instead of the much anticipated bitter side, with a delicate, leathery feeling towards the end.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.5 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, taking into consideration it’s age, this wine is a classic example of how good an aged cabernet sauvignon from Moldova can be – strong and mesmerizing aroma, and a well balanced body with a quite delicate aftertaste. But the thing that will stay with you for the better part of your life is the personality of this wine – on our memory, it is hard to name a wine with such a nuanced individual character – the scent of this wine, at a blind tasting, can be recognized 9 times out of 10 – and we do mean to test this hypothesis.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Cabernet-Sauvignon | 2009

grape: | cabernet sauvignon |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 88.5 |

conclusion: fine | highly recommended



(c) The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. There are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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