DAC | Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec Rosé | 2016
cabernet sauvignon | malbec


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Tonight we are going to review a rosé wine, but not the regular one, as tonight we are going to review a rosé wine made of cabernet sauvignon & malbec grape varieties. This type of rosé wine is nearly exclusively made in the ‘saignée method‘ and are usually deep in color. The only big difference is that cabernet sauvignon based rosé wines usually have heightened acidity because they aren’t typically aged in oak, but enough theory, let’s move on to the tasting. The wine we are going to review tonight is Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec Rosé 2016 from Vinaria Dac.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:


Pinkish pearl color with shades of pastel rose towards the rim of the glass.


The nose is rich, filled mostly with sweet fruit flavours: berberry, strawberry, fresh mint, wolfberry, nectarine, dried cranberry, pomegranate and some nuanced hints of sugar candy.


The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and smooth tannin. This is a fresh, fruity but tart and angular wine at the same time, as it feels too acrid at this stage, still, the wine has a fair overall balance between its elements.


The wine has a medium finish and a balanced-acrid aftertaste.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.7 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.

Conclusion: this wine is yet too young to drink now as it clearly requires a bit more bottle ageing (3 more months would suffice), but don’t overdo it as it is definitely not designed for long term ageing. What it does need though is some fat-rich food to pair with in order to counter-balance the acidity in the wine. We would recommend some oven roasted salmon fish or some pan fried shrimps with lemon and butter. Enjoy!

WineStatistics tasting results:

Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec Rosé | 2016

grape: | cabernet sauvignon | malbec |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 89.7 |

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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