DIVUS WINERY | Endemic Blend | 2019
rara neagra | feteasca neagra

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The wine we are going to review today has struck the market incognito but is slowly becoming a local hit – Endemic Blend 2019 by Divus Winery. This wine is produced in a limited edition of 2800 bottles and is a blend of two indigenous grape varieties: feteasca neagra (40%), which forms the main body and structure of the wine and rara neagra (60%), which is responsible for up-front richness, those rustic-delicate hints of local terroir and a more round, lusher finish. Wine blending is part science and part art, which takes years to master, as the winemakers has to use a combination of technical skills, laboratory analysis and wine tasting in order to achieve the desired results. 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: medium ruby color
clarity: hazy garnet shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & savory
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: red currant | cranberry | red cherry | red plum
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | oak | savory | earthy
__spice: red pepper | cloves | nutmeg
__oak: sun-dried oakwood | subtle hints of coconut
__savory: iron | veal | leather | hints of barnyard
__earthy: clay | loam | brown soil
primary layer: savory-earthy

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: high
tannin: low
__grip: fine
balance: fair
__dominant: alcohol
body: supple & lean | medium-

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

rate
//Scoring
DIVUS WINERY | Endemic Blend | 2019

variety: rara neagra | feteasca neagra
country: Moldova
region: Valul lui Traian
rating: 91.6

//Conclusion
maturity: in its prime | drink now, do not age
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 91.6 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 hot and quite seedy wine that opens up with an appealing mixture of ripe red fruits and leathery-irony notes in the foreground, supported by a delicate spiciness in the background, and a layer of earthy hints in between. The wine feels flat, supple and lean, with elevated acidity, fine-grained tannins and an overwhelming touch of alcoholic warmth showing through on the mouthfeel. All in all, this is a plump, opulent and rustic wine that has already reached the peak of its form and judging by the wine’s structure, we would recommend to drink it sooner rather than later, as we firmly believe that it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. Cheers!

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© The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. Just remember that there are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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