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Feteasca Neagra

UEFA 2012

by Calin Marian on 27 June 2012 · 0 comments

UEFA 2012. Nu stiu cum va uitati voi la meciuri, dar la mine, regula de aur este meciul si vinul . Acuma, la meciuri slabe, alde Cehia – Portugalia, urmarile sunt dupa cum urmeaza (nu trageti in pianist, nu eu sunt de vina ca nu se mai joaca fotbal).
Sauvignon Blanc Vitis Vetus 2006, Prince Stirbey. Primul an de Sauvignon Blanc Vitis Vetus produs de Agricola Stirbey.

Vinul a mai pierdut din culoarea vioaie pe care o are un Sauvignon Banc tanar, aduce a vin matur, trecut prin timp, avand tente galbene-aurii. Primul nas a fost de creta umeda (senzatia .....

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2003 Cuvee Charlotte S.E.R.V.E.

by Calin Marian on 8 October 2010 · 2 comments

Year: Wine: Producer: Country: Region: Variety(-ies):     Size: Closure: Alcohol: Taste: Colour: Group:
2003 Cuvee Charlotte SERVE Romania Dealu Mare Cabernet Sauvignon MerlotFeteasca Neagra 0,75 l natural cork 14 vol.% dry red IV

Yes, Cuvee Charlotte 2003. It is one of those moments when you feel that you have a revelation, that The Thing is going to happen, and it is happening the way you’ve been expecting it. It’s one of those wines known even by wine ignorants. Like Rioja .....

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DAVINO Feteasca Neagra 2004

May 27, 2010

20.05.2010
In the end a Feteasca Neagra 2004 from DAVINO with a very intense ruby to garnet red colour, slightly opalescent. The mature nose shows a lot of dark forest fruits, licorice and some hints of new leather. At the palate you can find distinct scents of dried plumbs, a very pronounced dark chocolate flavour, vanilla, blackberries and cigar box (tobbacco). Being round and smooth in the mouth, the wine seemed in the beginning a little bit sweaty. But this problem vanished after some time. Its fine tannins and acidity are giving a solid structure and noble elegance until the .....

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Villa Zorilor Swallowtail 2001

March 12, 2010

04.04.2009
A deep and clear ruby-red. In the beginning a little bit sweaty but this is disappearing after some time of breathing. Then the wine develops a warm and earthy character. Ripe, like plums and some cigar box in company with dark chocolate and mocha. The fine chased acidity and rangy tannins a building up a good pressure at the palate until the medium length finish. The wine seems in the beginning still pretty compact and needs therefore some time in the glasses but nonetheless it is already a really fine wine experience.

Year:
Wine:
Producer:
Country:
Region:
Variety(-ies):
Size:
Closure:
Alcohol:
Taste:
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Group:
2001
Villa Zorilor Swallowtail
Vinarte
Romania
Dealu Mare
Feteasca Neagra
0,75 l
natural cork
13.5 vol.%
dry
red
III
 

 

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Casa Davino Chateau Domenii Feteasca Neagra Grand Classe 2003

March 12, 2010

04.04.2009
A bright vermillion color with a soft brown woof. Plumps, some cinnamon, vanilla and blackberries are dominating in the beginning the nose but with some time it’s becoming weaker and then we can find also here a sort of a metallic sensation. Its good acidity and fine tannins build a contrast to the quite lank body and the short finish without being able to mask it. The sweetness originates probably from the high amount of alcohol. This is a good example of a wine out of a hot year, made with overripe grapes which are not automatically assuring a long .....

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Romanian wines – first round

March 4, 2010

04.04.2009
A clear and shiny ruby-red with a soft purple shimmer. Black cherry marmalade, raspberries and a hint of nutmeg. A menthol touch of mint and myrrh underlined by some smoked bacon. At the palate a distinct and tight acidity, pretty dry but fine tannins. This wine still holds potential for the future to develop but already surprisingly good, really, really fine!

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Colour
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2000
Wine Princess Cadarca
Wine Princess
Romania
Minis
Cadarca
0,75 l
natural cork
13.0 vol.%
dry
red
II
 

 
A slightly opalizing ruby-red color with a beginning brown margin – softly oxidized. So is the Nose. In the beginning a metallic sensation but also dried plums, brown apple, traces of cloves and .....

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Romanian wines – first round

March 4, 2010

After the second Roundtable from Sibiu, I braced myself and challenged Oliver for a wine tasting of Romanian varieties. No sooner said than done (after he picked up the glove I realized I was in for a certainty). So I put together a selection of wines from my personal collection (Murfatlar – Bennet Selection – Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Wine Princess – Cadarca 2000, Vinarte – Swallowtail – Feteasca Neagra 2001, Casa Davino – Chateau Domenii – Feteasca Neagra Grand Classe 2003, Vinarte – Prince Matei – Merlot 2000, Vinarte – Soare – Cabernet Sauvignon 1999), I wrap them nicely .....

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