ANIMA | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2016
cabernet sauvignon

ANIMA_CabernetSauvignon_2016

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Tonight we are going to review a single-varietal cabernet sauvignon wine from the famous Dealu Mare region in MunteniaAnima Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 by Aurelia Visinescu. Cabernet Sauvignon is grown all over the world in a wide range of climates and regions and it usually has high tannins and high natural acidity, thus it can produce wines that can mature and develop for many years in the bottle and because cabernet sauvignon is a late ripening grape variety, it is best suited for warmer climates, where it is capable to produce wines that can reach into realms of perfection. In Romania, cabernet sauvignon was introduced at the start of 20th century after the phylloxera disaster and since then, it has excelled as a variety that suits amazingly well the southern terroirs, especially those found in Dealu Mare. This particular wine has been aged in french (90%) and romanian (10%) oak barrels for 17 months, from which 60% new, with the remaining 40% at second fill, and has been awarded 90 points by Mark Squires of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. 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 garnet color
clarity: hazy garnet shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & savory
fruit profile: black fruits
__black fruits: black cherry | black plum | blackcurrant | dried black cherry | dried black plum
fruit character: overripe & dried

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | oak | savory | earthy
__spice: black pepper | cloves | nutmeg | anise
__oak: black tea | tobacco | roasted oakwood | oaktree bark
__savory: dried black olive | leather
__earthy: black soil dust | granite | asphalt
primary layer: fruit

graph
//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: medium+
alcohol: high
tannin: high
__grip: firm
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: firm & muscular | full body

//Taste
fruit profile: black fruits
fruit character: overripe & dried
non fruit: spice & oak & earth
finish: medium
aftertaste: plump & seedy

rate
//Scoring
ANIMA | Cabernet Sauvignon | 2016

variety: cabernet sauvignon
country: Romania
region: Dealu Mare
rating: 93.2

//Conclusion
maturity: past its prime | drink now or within the next 2 years
verdict: great | a must try wine

//Prediction
RP rating: 90

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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and, with a total of 93.2 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 firm, muscular and seedy cabernet sauvignon wine that has just passed the peak of its form, thus ready to drink now or within the next 2 years. This is indeed a wine of great quality, one that delivers firm & grippy tannins, nicely integrated acidity acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. It has a fruity-savory character, with a full body and a plump, slightly angular palate. On the nose it delivers overripe & dried black fruits in the foreground, supported by a mature, spicy-oaky background and a layer of earthy-savoriness in between the two. All in all, this is a powerful cabernet sauvignon wine that is delivering power on the palate and a pleasantly seedy aftertaste. Cheers!

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