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Tonight we are going to review a wine that is special in many ways. First of all, this is a wine that is not yet released on the market, a kind of ‘en primeur’ tasting, then, there’s the grape variety – cabernet sauvignon – the king of reds, the most famous and the most in-demand red wine on the mapamonde. Without further ado, let us introduce you the wine that we’ve selected for the review tonight – Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 from Berhord-Vin.
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 quite opaque, with the rim-color of a clear ruby shade.
The nose is clean and rich, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose reveals some delicate savory notes, mixed with notes of red fruits and nuanced hints of barrel maturation: sour cherry, red cherry, red currant, red plum, pomegranate, rose hep, beetroot, wormwood, some subtle hints of violets and the noble-elegant aroma of a medium roasted oak-wood.
The wine is dry, a bit seedy and quite savory, with no signs of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, high acidity and dry tannin, which makes it taste round, a bit tart and quite earthy – like a vintage old-world wine. The wine has a fair overall balance – this is a friendly wine, a bit wide but fair and delicate. It may lack some character as compared to other cabernet sauvignon wines, but it is still a very good wine overall.
The wine has a medium finish and a balanced aftertaste. It is a bit tart and a bit seedy towards the end, but it leaves quite a zesty-tannic feel in the mouth – we would describe it as pleasantly rough.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.8 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 highlight the overall style of this cabernet sauvignon – quite a friendly wine, bold and savory, old world style, with delicate barrel maturation that does not dominate over the varietal aromas. This wine is the opposite of how a ‘classic’ cabernet sauvignon is perceived – it is made in a different style, with a different approach to winemaking. This is a very potent wine, with a great aging potential, and to be honest, we are quite impressed – and this is not the first time we are – a fine cabernet sauvignon wine is not a hard find anymore, even here in Moldova.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Cabernet Sauvignon | 2011
grape: | cabernet sauvignon |
overall rating: | 89.8 |
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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