VINARTE | Soare | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017
cabernet sauvignon


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The wine we are going to review tonight is a living legend – a single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine from Romania, a wine that is rightly considered to be one of the best that Romania has to offer – Soare Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 by Vinarte. 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 wine has been vinified in a pure Bordeaux style, with carefully selected, hand picked grapes and moderate use french oak (15 to 18 months in small barriques). Production is limited to 3500 kg/ha, so that all the grapes reach optimal maturity. The wine is then bottled and aged in the cellar for an additional 6 months before the release. 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:

concentration: deep & opaque
colour: ruby
clarity: clear & noble
hue/rim: ruby


intensity: powerful
fruit profile: red fruits & black fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry
__black fruits: black cherry | black plum | blackcurrant | aronia berry | blackberry
fruit character: ripe & overripe

non fruit: floral | spice | oak | sweet | animal | earth
__floral: hints of lavender
__spice: black pepper | nutmeg | anise 
__oak: liquorice | sweet tobacco | roasted oakwood
__sweet: dried figs
__animal: hints of leather
__earth: dust | black soil | truffle
__wood: new /  medium
aroma: primary | secondary | tertiary

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: high
tannin: high
__grip: ripe & firm
body: full
balance: good
__dominant: acidity & alcohol
complexity: complex

fruit profile: red fruits & black fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: spice | oak | earth
finish: long
aftertaste: velvety

VINARTE | Soare | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Romania
region: Samburesti
rating: 94.5

maturity: on the rise
verdict: great
96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and, with a total of 94.5 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 well structured, old-world cabernet sauvignon that has yet to reach the summit of its prime form – thus it will benefit from another 4 or 5 years in the bottle. This is a wine of great quality, one that delivers firm and ripe tannins, crisp, overwhelming acidity and, with a little more time in the glass, a plethora of delicate and mesmerizing notes of lavender and truffles that are sought after by the wine connoisseurs. Soare is one of the best cabernet sauvignon wines we’ve tasted so far – rich, bold and complex, with a nuanced fruit-forward profile (overripe red & black fruits in the foreground and and hints of leather and dried figs in the background) and very noble oak-derived spiciness that adds to the wine’s flavour profile – a wine that is mixing elegance and power with finesse. needles to mention that this is a wine that should be decanted for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.
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