ET CETERA | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2012
cabernet sauvignon


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Moving on with the world’s most in-demand grape variety, the noble cabernet sauvignon, we switch to the next wine that is worth the trying right here and right now, as it was just released on the market recently – Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 from Et Cetera. A good cabernet sauvignon wine is not hard to find anymore, as this is the grape that is already acknowledged by world famous wine critics, including Jancis Robinson – the world’s most famous wine expert, this is why, cabernet sauvignon often represents the winemaker’s philosophy and potential. But enough theory, let’s get directly to the tasting.

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


Dee garnet color with shades of ruby towards the rim.


The nose is strong, filled mostly with ripe black fruit: black cherry, ripe sour cherry, black plum, black mulberry, blackberry, black raspberry and some hints of coppa. An instant later comes secondary and tertiary notes of cloves, nutmeg, red and black pepper, charred wood and the elegant flavor of a black chocolate.


The wine is dry, with high and well integrated alcohol level, high acidity and dry tannin. It tastes fruity, seedy and tannic, with a nuanced oaky profile. This is definitely a new-world style of wine, with overwhelming ripe fruit and spice, charred tannin and high acidity. The wine has a fair overall balance, dense, angular but expressive – this is quite a muscular bold wine, with enough structure and character to leave no prisoners.


The wine has a medium-plus finish and a balanced, bitter-tart aftertaste and lots of spice.

chartsThis is definitely a great Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.0 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 definitely too young to drink now, as its acidity is a bit aggressive at the moment, while the tannin is still not ripe enough. We would strongly recommend to keep it a bit longer in the bottle, as the wine displays a great potential for ageing. The main thing about this wine, that will cause debates among wine geeks, is that barrique dominates over variety, which is good, if you are on one side of the argument, and not so good, if you are on the other side. What we can definitely say about this wine, is that this is a great wine in the making, all it requires is a bit of rest for the next 2-3 years into the bottle.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Cabernet Sauvignon | 2012

grape: | cabernet sauvignon |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 90.0 |

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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