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Tonight we are going to review a wine blend from the famous Stefan-Voda region – Sinodrea 2017 by Vinaria Nobila. This wine is a blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir, where cabernet franc forms the main body, cabernet sauvignon adds structure and more color, merlot brings more fruit and a more refined mid-palate, while pinot noir brings subtle savory hints to the final blend. The wine has been aged for 24 months in french oak barriques and is produced in a limited edition, as this is in fact the winemaker’s flagship wine. 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 & noble
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits | blue fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry
__black fruits: black cherry | black plum | blackcurrant | blackberry | black mulberry
__blue fruits: blue plum
fruit character: overripe | dried | jammy
non fruit: spice | oak | sweet | earth
__spice: black pepper | cloves | anise
__oak: roasted oakwood | tobacco | charred wood
__sweet: black plum jam | black mulberry jam
__earth: black soil | dust
__wood: new / heavy
aroma: primary | secondary
fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: ripe | overripe
non fruit: oak | sweet
maturity: on the rise
This is definitely a great wine of Moldova and, with a total of 92.0 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 definitely a very fine wine blend, a wine that is still youthful, therefore it requires another 3 or 4 more years of bottle ageing before it will reach its prime form. It tastes firm, bold and muscular, with a nuanced fruit-forward and quite oaky profile. The wine feels slightly austere and angular, with overwhelming alcoholic and a firm tannic-grip on the mouthfeel. This is a quite extracted wine blend, filled with overripe and dried fruits on the nose and a quite spicy finale on the palate. What this wine lacks today is some harmony and finesse, as it feels quite rough and unpolished in its current state, therefore some ageing will do it just fine.
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