CASA ISARESCU | Cabernet Sauvignon | Rezerva | 2017
cabernet sauvignon

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Tonight we are going to review a single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine from the Dragasani region in OlteniaCabernet Sauvignon Rezerva 2017 by Casa Isarescu. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and regions and it usually produces wines with grippy tannins and high natural acidity, wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle and 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, this variety was introduced at the start of 20th century, after the phylloxera disaster and since then, it has excelled as a variety that suits amazingly well the southern terroirs. This particular wine comes from the Dragasani region, which is situated on the right bank of the Olt river (the largest tributary of the Danube river), where cabernet sauvignon feels like home, growing on clay, limestone, sand, gravel and marl soils. The wine has been made of late harvested grapes (DOC-CT: Denumire de Origine Controlata – Cules Tarziu) and has been aged for 18 months in oak barrels. But enough theory, that said and without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
colour: deep & opaque ruby
clarity: hazy ruby shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: roch & earthy
fruit profile: black fruits
__black fruits: black plum | blackcurrant | black cherry
fruit character: overripe & dried

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | oak | savory | earthy | other
__spice: red pepper & black pepper
__oak: oaktree bark | roasted oakwood
__savory: iron | veal | old leather | barnyard
__earthy: soil dust | black tea | turf | compost
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other: dried black plum| dried black cherry
__wood: old / medium roast

graph
//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: med(+)
tannin: high
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: round & firm | medium+

//Taste
fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: oaky & earthy
finish: medium+
aftertaste: crisp & tart

rate
//Scoring
CASA ISARESCU | Cabernet Sauvignon | Rezerva | 2017

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Romania
region: Dragasani
rating: 92.5

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for 3 or 4 more years
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania 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 a fine cabernet sauvignon wine that is still developing, thus one that has yet to reach the peak of its prime form in about 3 or 4 more years of bottle ageing. The wine has a medium body, with overwhelming acidity, fine-grained tannins and well integrated alcohol, which makes the wine taste firm, crisp and slightly tart. On the nose it delivers a plethora of ripe & overripe black fruits in the foreground, supported by a nuanced earthy-leathery background and an irony-meaty layer in between. Overall this is an old-world-styled cabernet sauvignon wine that feels well structured and a bit tart, with a nuanced fruity-earthy profile – a wine that lacks harmony and finesse on the palate, yet definitely one that has both, a distinctive personality and the footprint of the Dragasani terroir. Cheers!

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