SERVE | Cuvée Lysandre | 2020
tamaioasa romaneasca

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Today we are going to review a very special wine, named after the Charlotte’s sun LysandreCuvée Lysandre 2020 by SERVE. This is a single-varietal, off-dry tamaioasa romaneasca wine that comes from the famous Dealu Mare region in Muntenia. Tamaioasa Romaneasca (also known as Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains and Muscat of Alexandria) is a branch variety of the muscat family – a variety of grapes that are very sensitive to frost, drought, excess of moisture, susceptible to powdery mildew and vulnerable to blight and botrytis. Muscat is believed to originate from the Ancient Greece and is cultivated for at least 2000 years in Romania under various names (Muscat Frontignan, Busuioaca de Moldova, Tamaioasa Alba de Dragasani, Rumanische Weihrauchtraube). But enough theory, that said and without further ado, let’s move on straight to our 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
color: straw-yellow color
clarity: silver-white hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & sweet
fruit profile: sweet fruits | stone fruits
__sweet fruits: yellow pear | dried quince
__stone fruits: apricot | peach
fruit character: overripe & dried

//Flavor
non fruit: floral | herbal | sweet | other
__floral: honeysuckle | linden flower | rose petals | acacia blossom | jasmine
__herbal: hay | straw grass | pear leaf
__sweet: raisins | honey comb | quince jam | pear candy | lemon jam | beeswax
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other: apricot seeds | hints of botrytis
primary layer: floral

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//Palate
sweetness: demi-sweet
acidity: medium
alcohol: high
tannin: low
__grip: smooth
balance: fair
__dominant: sugar
body: round & creamy | medium-

//Taste
fruit profile: stone fruits
fruit character: overripe
non fruit: floral & sweet
finish: medium
aftertaste: sweet & seedy

rate
//Scoring
SERVE | Cuvée Lysandre | 2020
variety: tamaioasa romaneasca
country: Romania | Muntenia
region: Dealu Mare
rating: 91.5

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Romania and with a total of 91.5 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 very appealing, lean and round demi-sweet wine that is right there, at the summit of its prime form, therefore we would highly recommend to drink it today and enjoy it in its full flamboyance. The wine tastes creamy, smooth and slightly opulent, with a seedy-sweet mouthfeel and a touch of alcoholic warmth. It definitely lacks a bit of acidity on the palate, which in turn creates the feeling that the wine lacks some structure and complexity, nonetheless, this is a nicely balanced and very fragrant tamaioasa romaneasca wine. The wine has an extremely appealing nose, with a nuanced fruity-floral foreground and a mesmerizing herbaceous & sweet background – a real crowd-pleaser of a wine: plump, creamy and sweet – a wine that will be great if paired with light dessert dishes (think panna cotta). Enjoy!

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