CRAMA TRANTU | Daima | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017
cabernet sauvignon

CRAMA_TRANTU_CabernetSauvignon_2017

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Today we are going to evaluate another single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine, but this time from the Murfatlar region in the south of DobrogeaDaima Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 by Crama Trantu. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and regions and it can produce wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle. Cabernet Sauvignon is also a late ripening variety, which means that it is best suited for warmer climates, where it can produce wines that can reach into realms of perfection. This particular wine has been obtained by blending 35% of the unoaked wine (that has been matured in stainless steel vats) with 65% of its oaked counterpart, that has been aged for 12 months in oak barrels. 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 ruby color
clarity: hazy ruby hues

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & savory
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red currant
__black fruits: black plum | blackberry | blackcurrant
fruit character: underripe & ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: vegetal | spice | oak | savory | earthy
__vegetal: wormwood
__spice: red pepper | black pepper
__oak: subtle hints of roasted oakwood
__savory: iron | leather | veal
__earthy: black soil dust | sweet potato
primary layer: savory

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

//Taste
fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: spice
finish: medium
aftertaste: bitter-rough

rate
//Scoring
CRAMA TRANTU | Daima | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2017

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Romania | Dobrogea
region: Murfatlar
rating: 89.9

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for 1-2 years
verdict: nice | quite good
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96x96This is definitely a nice wine of Romania and, with a total of 89.9 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 quite angular cabernet sauvignon wine that is definitely a bit off its balance: rough, sharp and austere – a wine that requires a couple more years of bottle ageing, as in its current form it lacks any form of harmony and finesse. It tastes bitter, green and aggressive, with unripe fruit in the foreground and a nuanced savory accent in the background. The wine delivers an overwhelming alcohol warmth on the mouthfeel, with green tannins and flabby acidity, which leads to a bitter-rough aftertaste. In order to counter-balance all the sharp edges in the wine, we would suggest to pair it with spicy or barbequed meats, like for example a butter-basted rib eye steak with thyme and garlic. Noroc!

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