FÁUTOR | Aurore | Syrah – Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017
syrah | cabernet sauvignon


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Today we are going to review a wine blend from the Valul lui Traian region in the south-west of Moldova – Aurore Syrah – Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 by Fáutor Winery. The blend itself is intriguing, as it is made of two international grape varieties that contains high amounts of health-invigorating antioxidants: syrah, which is responsible for color, body and structure, and cabernet sauvignon, which brings more muscles and adds dark fruit flavours to the final blend. This wine is part of the Aurore wine series, which is made of wines that are meant to reflect all the particularities of the terroir of the Valul lui Traian region. That said and 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 & noble ruby
clarity: hazy ruby shades


intensity: rich & oaky
fruit profile: black fruits
__black fruits: black plum | black cherry | blackberry | black mulberry
fruit character: overripe & dried

non fruit: spice | oak | other
__spice: black pepper | nutmeg
__oak: roasted oakwood | tree bark | sweet tobacco | hints of liquorice
other: dried black plum | dried black cherry | hints of cured meat
__wood: new / medium to high roast

sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: med(+)
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: round & full

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

FÁUTOR | Aurore | Syrah – Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017

variety: syrah | cabernet sauvignon
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 92.0

maturity: on the rise | needs time
verdict: great | a must try
96x96This is definitely a great wine of Moldova and, with a total of 92.0 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 fine yet youthful wine blend, one that definitely needs a couple more years of bottle ageing, as in its current state if tastes tart, mostly due to its overwhelming acidity on the palate. The wine feels round and plump, with a nuanced fruity-oaky accent and a quite supple, ripe and tannic mouthfeel, that is complemented nicely by a slightly seedy finale. All in all it is a wine with a fair character, neither lean nor muscular, quite appealing overall, with a very nice structure and a slightly angular body balance. In our opinion this wine lacks a bit of character and complexity on the palate, but not on the nose, where the primary fruit is coated in an expressive layer of oak-derived flavours, that together form a very rich and appealing aromatic profile. This is a wine that has both, its own, modest personality and some hints of the Valul lui Traian terroir, represented by those mesmerizing, tree bark, liquorice and capocollo hints in the background. Cheers!
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