CHATEAU CRISTI | Bravoure | Cabernet – Merlot | #
cabernet sauvignon | merlot


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Today we are going to review a wine blend that is vinified in a classic Bordeaux-style – Bravoure Cabernet – Merlot by Chateau Cristi. Bravoure is a philosophy designed by Chateau Cristi – a series of brave wines addressed to those, who can appreciate the mix between french winemaking and local traditions. This particular wine is a blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot grape varieties, where cabernet sauvignon forms the main body and structure, while merlot brings red fruits flavors and a more refined mid-palate. The cabernet-merlot blends are usually referred to as Bordeaux blends and this is the most famous blending formula all around the world. 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: hazy
concentration: pale
colour: ruby
hue/rim: ruby

stain: light
viscosity: medium
sediment: none

outset: clean
intensity: rich
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red plum | red currant | cranberry
__black fruits: black cherry | black plum | blackberry
fruit character: ripe | overripe

non fruit: spice | oak | animal
__spice: red pepper | nutmeg
__oak: fresh oakwood
__animal: leather | veal
__wood: old / roasted
aroma: primary | secondary

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

fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: overripe
non fruit: spice
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: appealing

CHATEAU CRISTI | Bravoure | Cabernet – Merlot | #

variety: cabernet sauvignon | merlot
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 a very round and lean wine blend that is still on the rise – a wine that delivers plenty of overripe fruit and some very subtle spiciness. It feels supple, crisp and slightly opulent, therefore we would suggest to age it for another year or two in the bottle, just make sure not to overdo it, as it lacks the structure and character to be able to withstand long time bottle ageing. Overall the wine tastes noble and very appealing, with slightly unripe tannins and a touch of alcoholic burnt on the mouthfeel, which leads to a quite seedy-crisp finale. This is definitely a crowd-pleaser wine.
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