CHATEAU CRISTI | Bravoure | Cabernet – Shiraz – Feteasca Neagra | #
cabernet sauvignon | syrah | feteasca neagra


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Today we are going to review a wine blend who’s blending formula is quite intriguing – Bravoure Cabernet – Shiraz – Feteasca Neagra 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, syrah and feteasca neagra grape varieties, where cabernet sauvignon forms the main body and structure, syrah brings black fruits and spice flavors and a deeper color, while feteasca neagra adds those local terroir hints that the other international grape varieties cannot deliver. 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: medium
colour: ruby
clarity: hazy
hue/rim: ruby


intensity: rich
fruit profile: black fruits
__black fruits: black cherry | black plum | blackcurrant
fruit character: overripe

non fruit: spice | oak | animal | earth
__spice: black pepper | nutmeg
__oak: roasted oakwood | liquorice
__animal: veal | leather | musk 
__earth: slate | turf
__wood: old / medium
aroma: primary | secondary

sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: high
tannin: med(+)
__grip: ripe
body: round
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
complexity: moderate

fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: overripe
non fruit: spice | oak
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: bitter-seedy

CHATEAU CRISTI | Bravoure | Cabernet – Shiraz – Feteasca Neagra | #

variety: cabernet sauvignon | syrah | feteasca neagra
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 91.4

maturity: on the rise
verdict: fine
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 91.4 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 extracted wine blend that is still on the rise – a wine that delivers plenty of overripe black fruits and some very nuanced animal hints of veal, musk and leather. It feels firm, crisp and noble, 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 to be able to withstand long time bottle ageing. Overall the wine tastes plump and voluptuous, with nuanced tannins and a touch of alcoholic burnt on the mouthfeel, which leads to a slightly muscular, seedy-crisp finale. The wine is well balanced and quite appealing overall – definitely a crowd-pleaser.
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