A.GERE | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2018
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Today we are going to review a single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine from the famous Villány region in the south of HungaryCabernet Sauvignon 2018 by Gere Attila Winery. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and regions and it can produce wines that are high in tannins and acidity, wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle. Cabernet Sauvignon is also a late ripening grape variety, which means that it is best suited for warm climates, where it is capable to produce wines that can reach into realms of perfection. This particular wine is made from the grapes that were harvested from the Csillagvölgy vineyard in the famous Villány region, fermented in large oak barrels, with 80% of the wine aged in large wooden casks, while the remaining 20% aged in second and third use oak barriques for 16 months. 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: medium-deep garnet
clarity: hazy garnet shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & clean
fruit profile: black fruits
__black fruits: blackcurrant | blackberry | black plum | aronia berry | black cherry
fruit character: overripe & dried

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | oak | earthy | other
__spice: black pepper | cloves | anise
__oak: roasted oakwood | charred wood | charcoal | hints of tobacco
__earthy: black soil dust | oaktree bark | black tea
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other: dried black cherry | dried black plum
primary layer: fruit

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: medium
tannin: medium+
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: round | medium

//Taste
fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: spice & oak
finish: medium+
aftertaste: seedy-crisp

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//Scoring
A.GERE | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2018

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Hungary
region: Villány
rating: 92.6

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for 2 or 3 years
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Hungary and, with a total of 92.6 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 ripe and rich cabernet sauvignon wine indeed: fruity-oaky, supple and lean – a wine that might need a bit more time in the bottle (2-3 years should suffice) as it is still developing into the bottle. It tastes slightly angular, voluptuous and expressive, with fine-grained tannins, overwhelming acidity and just a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. On the nose the wine starts with a pronounced, fruity-rich foreground, followed by a very appealing, spicy and slightly oaky background. All in all, this is a nicely balanced and well structured cabernet sauvignon wine, with a medium+ body and a seedy-crisp finale – a wine that maybe lacks just a bit of harmony and finesse on the palate, otherwise one that displays the much-desired, although very subtle, hints of terroir of the Villány wine-growing area. Egészségére!

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