7ARTS | Duet Rosu | 2017
cabernet sauvignon | syrah

7ARTS_DuetRosu_2017

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Today we are going to review a wine blend that comes from the Banu Maracine vineyards of the Dealurile Olteniei region – Duet Rosu 2017 by 7ARTS Winery. The winery’s first wine was released on the market in the 7th year after the whole vineyard’s surface was replanted in 2009, hence it’s name – 7ARTS. The blend itself is also intriguing, as it is made of two international grape varieties that contains high amounts of health-invigorating antioxidants: 40% syrah, which is responsible for color and body, and 60% cabernet sauvignon, which brings more muscles, structure and adds dark fruit flavours to the final blend. At 7ARTS all the red wines are aged exclusively in romanian oak. This one here has been aged for 12 months in oak barriques, from which 50% were new oak and 50% used oak at 2nd fill. Needless to mention that due to the winery size (30 ha), all the wines are produced in limited editions, with only 2900 bottles released for this particular wine. 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 & opaque ruby color
clarity: clear & noble ruby shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: powerful & clean
fruit profile: red fruits | black fruits
__red fruits: sour cherry | red cherry | cranberry | dried cranberry
__black fruits: black cherry | dried black cherry | blackberry | brumble | black plum
fruit character: overripe & dried

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | oak | sweet | other
__spice: cloves | anise | black pepper | allspice
__oak: roasted oakwood | vanilla | sweet tobacco
__sweet: caramel | chocolate
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other: black soil dust
primary layer: fruit & oak

graph
//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: high
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: supple | full body

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

rate
//Scoring
7ARTS | Duet Rosu | 2017

variety: cabernet sauvignon | syrah
country: Romania | Oltenia
region: Dealurile Olteniei | Banu Maracine
rating: 93.4

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for another 3 or 4 years
verdict: great | a must trywine
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Romania and, with a total of 93.4 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 supple and voluptuous wine blend that is still developing, thus one that definitely can withstand another 3 to 4 more years of bottle ageing. It feels rich and extracted, with a nuanced fruity-oaky accent and a crispy-grippy mouthfeel. On the palate, the wine delivers ripe, fine-grained tannins, exuberant acidity and a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel. It has a quite nuanced, oaky-spicy accent, with a full body and very appealing, crisp aftertaste. On the nose the wine brings overripe & dried fruits in the foreground, supported by sweet spice and oak-derived notes in the background, with a very subtle, earthy layer in between the two. All in all, this is a very fine wine blend with a pronounced new-world character, expressive and well structured mouthfeel and a very rich flavour profile. We would recommend to pair it with spicy dishes, especially those with sweet sauce dressings. Cheers!

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