CRAMA BAUER | P.N. | 2019
pinot noir

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Today we are going to review a single-varietal pinot noir wine from Oltenia – P.N. 2019 by Crama Bauer. 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 produced in a limited edition of only 3000 bottles, with minimal human intervention during the winemaking process, as the winemaker’s philosophy is to let the grape speak for itself. 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 ruby color
clarity: hazy garnet shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: powerful & clean
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: red currant | cranberry | wolfberry
fruit character: ripe & overripe

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | sweet | other
__spice: red pepper | nutmeg | cloves | anise
__sweet: cranberry jam | red currant jam | wolfberry jam
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other: sweet wood | liquorice | sweet tobacco | hints of studded leather
primary layer: fruit

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: med(+)
alcohol: high
tannin: medium
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: supple | medium-

//Taste
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: spice
finish: medium+
aftertaste: seedy & hot

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//Scoring
CRAMA BAUER | P.N. | 2019

variety: pinot noir
country: Romania
region: Oltenia
rating: 91.7

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | can age for 1-2 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 intriguing pinot noir wine: extremely flamboyant, rich and expressive – a wine that is still developing in the bottle, thus one that can age for another year or two. It tastes supple and hot, with overwhelming alcohol, nuanced acidity and green but fine-grained tannic grip on the mouthfeel, which leads to a seedy & warm finale. This pinot noir wine lacks harmony on the palate, as in its current state it feels slightly angular (mostly due to the elevated alcohol) and sharp on the edges. On the nose the wine delivers ripe red fruits in the foreground, supported by some very nuanced, sweet and spicy accents in the background. All in all this is a very nice wine, slightly wide on the palate, but with a pleasantly seedy mouthfeel – a wine that needs just a bit of time to round up and one that will do well if paired with meaty dishes with sweet accents, like for example some blue cheese and steak crostini with blueberry jam. Enjoy!

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