MINIS TERRIOS | Rosu Imparat | 2017
feteasca neagra | merlot | cabernet sauvignon


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Tonight we are going to review a wine that has established itself as a blend that one should keep an eye on – Rosu Imparat 2017 by Minis Terrios. This wine is a blend made of feteasca neagra, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, where feteasca neagra forms the main body and flavour profile, merlot rounds up the palate and brings more red fruits to the foreground, while cabernet sauvignon adds structure and enhances the wine’s color. 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: garnet
clarity: hazy
hue/rim: garnet


intensity: rich
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | wild cherry
__black fruits: black cherry | black plum | blackcurrant | blackberry
fruit character: overripe | dried

non fruit: spice | oak | earth
__spice: black pepper | nutmeg
__oak: tobacco | liquorice
__earth: soil dust
__wood: new / medium
aroma: primary | secondary

sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: medium
__grip: fine
body: full
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol & acidity
complexity: moderate

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

MINIS TERRIOS | Rosu Imparat | 2017
feteasca neagra | merlot | cabernet sauvignon
rating: 91.7

maturity: on the rise
verdict: fine | highly recommended
96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 91.7 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 fine wine blend – firm, supple and round, with a nuanced alcoholic warth on the plate and overwhelming acidity – a wine that needs a bit more time in the bottle (2 to 3 years should be fine), as it has yet to reach its prime form. The wine tastes rich, spicy and crisp, with a nuanced fruit-forward profile and a ripe seediness in the aftertaste. The wine has a fine-tannic grip on the mouthfeel, and it feels quite extracted and appealing, with a full body and a medium complexity. What this wine lacks today is some elegance and finesse on the palate – traits that might (or might not) develop with time spent into the bottle. Overall this is a well structured wine blend that is right there – among the best local wine blends. Enjoy!
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