THESAURUS | Amadoc | Pinot Noir | 2018
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Today we are going to review another single-varietal pinot noir wine, but this one comes from Banat in eastern Romania, more precisely from the vineyards of the Dealurile Silagiului area – Amadoc Pinot Noir 2018 by Thesaurus. Pinot Noir has reached a legendary status over the last decades and today it is the most sought-after red wine in the world. The grape itself is quite vulnerable, suffering from a multitude of diseases and its genetics make it highly susceptible to mutation. But despite all the difficulty to grow pinot noir, when treated with utmost care, it is capable of producing the very best expressions of terrior. This particular wine has been aged for 12 months in two different Burgundy oak barrels, and only seven of these barrels were made. The wine was named after Amadoc The 1st – one of the greatest kings of Dacia, the historic predecessor of nowadays Romania, while the word “amado” translates as God’s love from Latin. 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: pale garnet color
clarity: hazy garnet hues

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & vegetal
fruit profile: red fruits & berry fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | cranberry | red currant
__berry fruits: wolfberry | wildberry | berberry
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: vegetal | oak | earthy | other
__vegetal: wormwood | tomato leaf
__oak: tobacco | oaktree bark
__earthy: soil dust | petrichor | forest floor
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other: black tea | wood varnish
__wood: new / light roast

graph
//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: med(-)
__grip: green
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: rough | medium

//Taste
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: vegetal
finish: medium+
aftertaste: seedy-green

rate
//Scoring
THESAURUS | Amadoc | Pinot Noir | 2018

variety: pinot noir
country: Romania
region: Banat | Dealurile Silagiului
rating: 91.7

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for 1 or 2 more years
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and, with a total of 91.7 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 nice pinot noir wine: fruity-vegetal, seedy and slightly green – a wine that is still developing, thus one that requires 1 or 2 more years of bottle ageing. It tastes bitter, angular and slightly rough, with a mixture of red fruits and some pronounced herbaceousness in the foreground, supported by some subtle and delicate earthy-oaky flavours in the background. The wine feels off-balanced, with green tannins, well integrated acidity and an overwhelming alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. This is a wine that in its current state lacks a bit of harmony and finesse on the palate, as it feels rough and tastes slightly bitter on the finale. All in all, this is a very typical pinot noir wine from a cool climate region: supple and delicate – a wine that has both, a distinctive personality and the footprint of the Banat terroir.

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