DEI GRATIA | 1000 de Chipuri | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2012
cabernet sauvignon


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Still on Wine of Romania topic and continuing with the world’s most famous grape variety – the noble cabernet sauvignon. Romania is quite renown for top quality cabernet sauvignon wines, a fact already highlighted by famous wine critics, including Jancis Robinson. Needless to say that it was a real challenge to pick a wine for the review tonight, but ultimately we did it and we are very proud of the choice we’ve made – Dei Gratia Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 from 1000 de Chipuri. If you’ve never heard of this wine before, it’s OK, neither did we, now we know more than a few days ago and we desperately want to share this knowledge with you, that’s why, without further ado let’s get directly to the review.

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


The wine has a noble and deep garnet color, with some nuanced ruby shades towards the rim of the glass.


The nose is strong and elegant, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is filled with fresh and ripe red fruits and hints of black fruits: ripe red cherry, overripe sour cherry, red currant, black currant, wildberry, blackberry, pomegranate, a hint of black cherry and some subtle notes of red pepper and cloves. A bit later the wine reveal itself with notes of leather, sun dried oakwood and violets, but still, this wine has a very nuanced fruit-forward aroma profile.


The wine is dry, with no signs of residual sugar. It has high, but very well integrated alcohol level, high acidity and dry tannin. This is a fruit bomb: elegant, expressive and velvety, with nuanced woody-leathery notes and some bitter-seedy accents. The wine has a good overall balance – it may be just a bit tannic, but exactly that much, one can expect from a new-world cabernet sauvignon wine.


The wine has a long finish and a velvety aftertaste. It feels bold, fruity and seedy, but quite ripe towards the end, and it leaves a very pleasing sensation overall.

chartsThis is definitely a great Wine of Romania and the overall rating says the same, with 91.6 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.

Conclusion: this wine is a classic new-world style fruit-bomb, with elegant ripe fruit and ripe tannin to support its strong character. The wine is definitely on its peak form or nearby, and it has all the prerequisites to be recommended for more bottle ageing. We would also like to mention that this wine is part of ‘1000 de Chipuri‘ series, a set of wines that continue to amaze with its organoleptic characteristics. We will be honest, this is one of the best wines we’ve tried to date and now we feel guilty, as we desire more of the same and there’s nothing we can do but obey. Fascinating.

WineStatistics tasting results:

1000 de Chipuri | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2012

grape: | cabernet sauvignon |

region: Romania | Muntenia & Oltenia

overall rating: | 91.6 |

conclusion: great | a must try



(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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