CRICOVA | Prestige | Cabernet-Sauvignon | 2017
cabernet sauvignon


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Tonight we are going to review a single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine – the world’s most popular grape variety and the noblest among reds – Prestige Cabernet-Sauvignon 2017 by Cricova. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and regions and it usually has high tannins and high acidity, thus it can produce outstanding quality wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle. This particular wine has been aged oak barrels and is part of Cricova’s Prestige wine line. That said, without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

clarity: cloudy
concentration: medium
colour: ruby
hue/rim: ruby

stain: medium
viscosity: low
sediment: none

outset: clean
intensity: powerful
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red plum | red currant | cranberry | pomegranate
fruit character: ripe | dried

non fruit: spice | oak | sweet
__spice: red pepper | nutmeg
__oak: liquorice | tobacco | cigar box | roasted oakwood | cherry tree wood
__sweet: menthol
__wood: old / roasted
aroma: primary | secondary

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: medium
tannin: med(+)
__grip: fine
texture: round
body: medium
balance: fair
__dominant: acidity
complexity: moderate

fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: oak | sweet
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: appealing

CRICOVA | Prestige | Cabernet-Sauvignon | 2017

variety: cabernet sauvignon
climate: moderate
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 90.4

maturity: on the rise
verdict: fine
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 90.4 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is fine example of a cabernet sauvignon wine that is still on the rise – supple, ripe and expressive – a wine that requires a couple more years of bottle ageing. It tastes extracted, fruit forward and lean. This is a wine that lacks a bit of finesse and elegance on the palate, as it feels round, seedy and just a bit opulent. The wine is nicely structured, with mouth-watering acidity and nuanced oak-infused spiciness. It has fine-grained tannins, medium complexity and a seedy-tart, slightly bitter accent on the mouthfeel, with just a touch of alcoholic warmth showing through. Nice.
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