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Today we are going to review another single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine from the famous Stefan-Voda region – Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 by Vinaria Nobila. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and regions and it can produce wines high in tannins and acidity, wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle. Cabernet Sauvignon is also a late ripening grape variety, which means that it is best suited to warm climates, where it can result in wines that can reach into realms of perfection. This particular wine has been aged for 24 months in french oak barriques – this is definitely a wine that is meant for long-term ageing – one that has all the prerequisites to become a legendary 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:
fruit profile: black fruits
__black fruits: blackcurrant | black plum | black cherry
fruit character: overripe | dried
non fruit: spice | oak | animal | earth | other
__spice: black pepper | cloves
__oak: roasted oakwood | tobacco | smoke
__animal: dried meat | smoked meat
__earth: black soil dust | beetroot | sweet potato
__other: dried black plum | dried black cherry
__wood: new / medium & heavy roasted
sweetness: bone dry
body: firm & full
__dominant: alcohol & acidity
fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: overripe & dried
non fruit: spice & oak
aftertaste: rough & seedy
maturity: youthful | on the rise
verdict: great | a must try
This is definitely a great wine of Moldova and, with a total of 92.5 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 definitely one of the finest cabernet sauvignon wines we’ve tasted so far – a wine that definitely needs time in the bottle (at least 4 or 5 more years) before it will reach the summit of its prime form. It tastes firm, muscular and slightly angular, with a nuanced fruit-forward, even oaky profile and some alcoholic burn on the mouthfeel. The wine feels bold and grippy, with a full body and a quite tannic, seedy-rough finale. It does not taste coarse thou, on the contrary, somehow it manages to feel round and supple, with overwhelming, a bit tart acidity and some pleasant smoky and spicy notes in the background. What this wine lacks today is some elegance and finesse on the palate, as there’s still lots of sharp edges in there, which can only mean that this wine requires time to round up and settle down a bit. Our recommendation is to try it out in 3 to 5 years from now and hey, don’t forget to decant it at least 45 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy!
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