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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we are heading towards the cabernet sauvignon zone – the most in-demand grape variety of the world these days. A good cabernet sauvignon wine is not a hard find anymore, even here in Moldova, that’s why, we’ve turned our attention to an already famous wine – Cabernet – Sauvignon 2013 from Et Cetera.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a clear garnet color, it is dense and opaque, with the rim-color of a noble, deep-ruby shade.
The nose is clean and rich, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings clear and nuanced notes of red fruits: sour cherry, red plum, cranberry, red currant, red mulberry and a hint of blueberry. A bit later comes the tertiary aromas, notes of dried cherry, red pepper, cloves, roasted wood and black tea.
The wine is dry, with maybe just a hint of residual sugar. It has a high alcohol level, high acidity and dry but green tannin, which makes the wine taste bitter-seedy, dense and a bit angular. This is a bold, sharp and maybe just a bit wide wine. It has a fair overall balance – the wine feels a bit woody and a bit green on the palate.
The wine has a medium finish and a balanced aftertaste – a bit astringent, a bit sharp but quite spicy and fresh – that lasts quite a while.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.7 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, we would like to mention that this wine is best served decanted at least 30 minutes in advance and definitely at about +16°C/+18°C. If served cooler it will not open up at its full potential, and if served warmer it will burn your mouth with hot spice and sharp alcohol. Also keep in mind that a fine cabernet sauvignon wine is a good pairing partner for a wide range of food, but it will do particularly well if paired with red meat, soft cheese and barbecue – just try it yourself, you can’t go wrong on this one.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Cabernet – Sauvignon | 2013
grape: | cabernet sauvignon |
overall rating: | 88.7 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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