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Today we are going to review yet another cabernet sauvignon wine – Minima Moralia Recunostinta 2013 from Domeniul Coroanei Segarcea. This wine is part of the Minima Moralia series, that is made of wines, where humanity meets nature, wines the can bring out the richest of both worlds. This is a 100% cabernet sauvignon wine that was aged for 12 months in new french oak barrels and its name is as pure as the wine itself – ‘Gratitude‘, because we must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. Why would a wine bear such a name? Because the link between values and wines is eternal, as wine and morality seem to have common roots. And on that thought, let’s move on to the tasting and find out just how good this wine is.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Pale but ripe pomegranate garnet color, with shades of deep brown ruby towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with black fruits and ripe red fruits: black cherry, sour cherry, black mulberry, dried sweet cherry, blackcurrant, cherry seeds, blackberry, cinnamon, nutmeg and anise. An instant later the nose is filled with notes of red and black pepper, roasted oakwood, black tea, dried cranberry, smoked plum, tobacco, dark chocolate and some subtle hints of truffles.
The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, moderate acidity and firm tannin. It feels bold, tannic and muscular, with a warm alcoholic accent. This is a quite firm, shrp and fruity wine, as it tastes rough, extracted and overripe. The wine has a fair overall balance, yet, even though the fruit dominates over the wood, the fruitiness is not fresh, it is mostly on the cooked side, as a result the wine feels ngular and woody overall.
It has a medium-plus finish and a balanced but seedy, sharp and even rough aftertaste.
This is definitely a great Wine of Romania and the overall rating says the same, with 90.1 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 is a wine that is definitely over its prime form – on the decline, therefore we would not recommend any more bottle ageing, as we don’t see how tha angularity in this wine might improve over the time. The wine feels old, angular and rough, yet it display signs of nobility, mostly due to the ripe tannins and that elegant bitter-seedy finish. This is a fine wine without any shades of doubt – it may not have the fruity profile we we hoping to find, but for that, our expectations are to be blamed, not the wine itself. We would recommend to pair this wine with spicy and fat-rich meaty dishes, like for example a grilled t-bone steak with pepper mix or a some spicy beef fajitas, as we believe that all the angularity in the wine will be perfectly complemented by the aromatic spiciness of the dish. Enjoy!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Minima Moralia | Recunostinta | 2013
grape: | cabernet sauvignon |
overall rating: | 90.1 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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