CASTEL MIMÍ | Rosu de Bulboaca | 2015
cabernet sauvignon | merlot | malbec
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Tonight we are going to review another wine blend that is made of three major french grape varieties: cabernet sauvignon, which form the main body and structure, merlot, which rounds up the blend, and malbec, responsible for extra color and fruit extract – Rosu de Bulboaca 2015 by Castel Mimí. This is a quite famous local wine and its blending formula is slightly adjusted as compared to its predecessor, Rosu de Bulboaca 2014, and as is the norm for those kind of wines, it has been aged for 12 months in oak barrels. But let’s get rid of all that theory and, without further ado, move on, straight to the tasting!
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Deep, but not opaque, garnet color, with bright ruby shades towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with ripe black and red fruit flavours: ripe sour cherry, cherry tree wood, blackcurrant, ripe blackberry, black mulberry, black cherry, ripe black plum, black raspberry and cherry tree wood. An instant later the nose is filled with notes of red pepper, nutmeg, black pepper, allspice, roasted oakwood and tobacco.
The wine is extra-dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and fine tannin. It feels bold, complex and ripe, with a quite bitter-seedy tannic accent. This is a fine, noble and well structured wine blend, as it tastes fruity, supple and firm. This is a very appealing wine, with a fair overall balance, round body and a lush, even elegant, mouthfeel.
It has a long finish and a balanced, ripe and seedy aftertaste.
This is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova 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 is a fine wine blend, that is still on the rise, therefore we would advise for 2 or 3 more years of bottle ageing, so that it will round up a bit and gain some more elegance. Despite its youthfulness, the wine has a firm accent on the palate, with a nicely textured mouthfeel and a bit too much mouth-watering acidity. Our recommendation would be to pair this wine with meaty dishes with slightly spicy accents, that are rich in natural umami flavours and smooth textures, like for example a butter-basted rib eye steaks or a marinated herbs and butter T-bone steak. Noroc!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Rosu de Bulboaca | 2015
grape: | cabernet sauvignon | merlot | malbec |
overall rating: | 91.6 |
maturity: on the rise
conclusion: fine | highly recommended
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