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Tonight we are going to review a single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine with the label Made in Moldova – Viata Lunga 2018 by Etnovin. 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 wines of fine quality, wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle. The story of this wine is genuinely simple – its creator is nature itself, where the winemaker reduced human intervention to a minimum in order to express the varietal characteristics in the best possible way, thus resulting in a wine with a very high phenolic extract (40 units to be precise). 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: black fruits | blue fruits | red fruits
__red fruits: rose hips
__black fruits: blackcurrant | black plum | blackberry | black mulberry
__blue fruits: blueberry | lolly berry
fruit character: ripe & dried
non fruit: floral | wood
__wood: cherry tree wood | sundried oakwood
aroma: primary | secondary
fruit profile: black fruits | blue fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: floral
aftertaste: tart & seedy
This is definitely a good 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 quite youthful, fruit-forward and honest wine, one that still needs a bit of time to settle down. It tastes rich, dense and extracted – a wine that is meant to be enjoyed today rather than tomorrow. It feels tart, flamboyant and extracted on the nose, with a seedy-tart finale and a slightly angular mouthfeel. What makes this wine stand apart from its peers, is the wilderness within it, both, on the nose, with ripe black and blue fruits, and in the mouth, in terms of character and structure – as the wine’s austerity (mostly acidity) complements well it’s fruitiness. That said, this is a wine that definitely lacks harmony and balance, therefore it is not meant for long term bottle ageing – just enjoy it while it is still young and expressive.
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