BAUER | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017
cabernet sauvignon


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Today we are going to review a single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine from the Dealurile Olteniei region – Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 by Crama Bauer. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and regions and it can produce wines that are very high in tannins and acidity, wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle. Also, because Cabernet Sauvignon is a late ripening grape variety, it is best suited for warmer climates, where it is capable to produce wines that can reach into realms of perfection. In Romania, the Cabernet Sauvignon variety was introduced at the start of 20th century, after the phylloxera disaster and since it has excelled as a variety that suits amazingly well the southern terroirs. This particular wine is made from hand picked grapes from the winemaker’s best sites, fermented only on wild yeasts in huge 6000-liters wooden tanks without temperature control. After fermentation the wine was aged for 18 months in big 1000 and 1500-liters oak barrels and is produced in a limited edition of only 4000 bottles. 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:

colour: deep ruby
clarity: hazy purple


intensity: powerful & clean
fruit profile: black fruits
__black fruits: black cherry | black plum | blackcurrant | aronia berry | black mulberry
fruit character: ripe & overripe

non fruit: spice | oak | sweet | other
__spice: black pepper | nutmeg
__oak: roasted oakwood | cherry tree wood | liquorice | sweet tobacco
__sweet: aronia berry jam | blueberry jam | black mulberry jam | menthol
other: hints of pine tree
__wood: new / medium roast

sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: med(+)
__grip: fine-grained
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: round | medium+

fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: spice & oak
finish: med(+)
aftertaste: velvety & ripe

BAUER | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Romania
region: Dealurile Olteniei
rating: 93.0

maturity: on the rise | developing
verdict: great | a must try
96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and, with a total of 93.0 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 rich and expressive cabernet sauvignon wine that has yet to reach the peak of its prime form – thus it will certainly benefit from another 2 or 3 years of bottle ageing. This is a wine of great quality, one that delivers ripe, fine-grained tannins, crisp acidity and a plethora of mesmerizing flavours on the nose, with notes of overripe black fruits, roasted oakwood and subtle hints of pine tree and menthol in the background – flavours that are sought after by the wine connoisseurs. This wine here is one of the best cabernet sauvignon wines we’ve tasted so far – round, supple and seedy, with a nuanced fruit-forward profile and some very noble and sweet, oak-derived spiciness that coats the wine with an added layer of flavours – a wine that is mixing power with finesse. On the palate, the wine delivers a well integrated alcohol level, paired with some crisp and mouth-watering acidity – all that makes for a quit complex, medium+ bodied cabernet sauvignon wine that can be enjoyed today or in the next 2 or 3 years.
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