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Today we are going to review a single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine from the Valul lui Traian region – Motive Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 by Vinaria din Vale. Cabernet sauvignon is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and by default it produces full-bodied red wines with dark fruit flavors and spice and it responds well to oak ageing. This particular wine has been aged in french oak and is part of the freshly released Motive 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:
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits | berry fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red plum | red currant | cranberry
__black fruits: black cherry | black plum | blackcurrant
__berry fruits: goji berry | wolfberry
fruit character: overripe
non fruit: spice | oak | animal | earth
__spice: red pepper | nutmeg | cloves
__animal: gravy | leather | barnyard
__earth: turf | compost
__wood: new / roasted
aroma: primary | secondary
__dominant: acidity | alcohol
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits
fruit character: ripe | overripe
non fruit: oak
maturity: on the rise
This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 90.2 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 – firm, round and seedy, with a nuanced fruity-savory accent – a wine that can be enjoyed today or in the next 2 years. This is a quite angular wine, mostly due to its bitter tannins, overwhelming acidity and a touch of alcoholic burnt on the mouthfeel. What this wine lacks today is some elegance and a bit of finesse on the palate. Overall this is a quite appealing wine, as it feels supple and crisp, with a nuanced bitter-seedy finale.
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