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Tonight we are going to review a wine that became a hit right away from the moment it has struck the local market – Rosu Imparat 2018 by Minis Terrios. This wine is a blend of three grape varieties: feteasca neagra which form the main body and structure, merlot which delivers a more refined mid-palate and up-front richness, and cabernet sauvignon which enhances the wine’s texture and delivers more firmness on the body, cabernet sauvignon also brings a more lasting finish and adds pigment to the final blend. 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: red fruits | black fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red plum | cranberry | red currant | dried cranberry | dried cherry
__black fruits: black cherry
fruit character: ripe | overripe | dried
non fruit: spice | oak | other
__spice: red pepper | nutmeg
__oak: lightly roasted oak wood
__other: cherry tree wood
__wood: old / light roast
body: round | medium
__dominant: acidity & alcohol
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: spice
aftertaste: crisp & tart
maturity: youthful | on the rise
verdict: fine | highly recommended
This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 91.3 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 – fruit-forward, supple and round, with overwhelming acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the plate. This wine needs a bit more time in the bottle (2 to 3 years should be fine) before it will reach the peak of its form, as in its current state it tastes tart, crisp and slightly seedy. Overall it has a medium body, with a nuanced fine-grained tanic grip and a quite appealing, rich and ripe profile. What this wine lacks today is some elegance and finesse on the palate – traits that will come with time spent in the bottle. The wine brings subtle and noble notes of oak in the background and plenty of dried red and black fruits in the foreground – a very fine wine indeed. Cheers!
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