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Cadarca Wine Princess Reserve 2000

by Calin Marian on 21 June 2012 · 3 comments

In final, o Cadarca. Si una de exceptie chiar. Mai anii trecuti am mai povestit despre experienta cu Cadarca Wine Princess. Ei bine, am revenit la Cadarca Wine Princess Reserve 2000. Dupa mine, cea mai buna Cadarca produsa in Romania. Ma rog, umar la umar cu Cadarca din 2002 al aceluiasi producator.

Daca precedenta Cadarca 2000 degustata a fost varianta simpla (ca sa zic asa), Reserva 2000 este varianta baricata undeva peste 12 luni, 13,5 grade alcool. E bine, nu ne-a inselat asteptarile. Ba chiar a fost cu mult peste. Primul lucru care m-a uimit a fost culoarea, un rosu .....

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Nachbil Shiraz 2004

by Calin Marian on 1 June 2012 · 2 comments

Nu stiu de ce am ales 2004 si nu 2003. Probabil pentru simplul fapt ca am vrut sa incerc un vin care nu a fost cel mai spectaculos la vremea lui (mai ales ca venea dupa faimosul 2003). Sau probabil pentru ca daca era un esec, nu ma mai enervam pe dop (cum s-a intamplat cu Shiraz 2003).

Primul meu contact cu un vin Nachbil a avut loc cu multi ani in urma, in momentul in care am primit cadou un Pinot Noir Nachbil 2003. Eticheta era atat de urata incat am zis ca nu merita nimic vinul, si l-am deschis .....

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

October 8, 2010

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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A venit toamna

September 20, 2010

A venit toamna. A inceput sezonul culesului. Cam asa as incepe o compunere clasica, de scoala sau de ziar. Din pacate, sezonul culesului e tot mai putin prezent in viata noastra. Mai degraba l-as numi sezonul furatului. La tara, satele imbatranite, nu mai prea asigura necesarul de legume si fructe pentru orase (nici macar pentru fii satului). Ca urmare, solutia este importul de fructe si legume, frumoase, atragatoare, dar atat. Fara gust, fara aroma, fara nici o satisfactie. Micii producatori care mai sunt pe piata, se omoara singuri prin preturi de specula, mizand pe argumentul produselor traditionale. Mai .....

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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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Nachbil Merlot Barrique 2003

May 23, 2010

20.05.2010
One done but still one to go. The 2003 Merlot started out very well. Very healthy and strong red color, with a wonderful first smell-cocktail composed out of red and black forest fruits. In the beginning you can find soft Cassis and also cherry-flavours and after some time, these aromas become even more pronounced. Next to those fruity components also spicy ones like wood and cacao are filling your mouth. The wine is very smooth, round and c conquers every part of the mouth but its fruitiness is not too dominant. An already good integrated acidity and a good .....

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Nachbil Shiraz Barrique 2003

May 23, 2010

20.05.2010
Because of my very good impression of the Pinot Noir 2003, I also bought 2003 Merlot and this 2003 Shiraz which showed in the beginning a very nice garnet-red colour with a little brown at the margin. The first smell was closed and a little bit oxidized, but after a few minutes, it showed some typical condiments like dark pepper but not very well structured/delimited. At the palate again some dark pepper but also bitter chocolate paired with a strong and bold acidity. The wine appeared a bit lean until its medium to short aftertaste. Therefore in the end .....

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Carl Reh Merlot La Cetate 2003

April 9, 2010

05.02.2010
A very deep garnet-red with a soft red-brown hue is flattering the eyes and its very clear and fine nose is making lust for more. Brown spices like cloves, cinnamon and walnut are dominating the bouquet. Dried plums and some hints of cassis and strawberry marmelade are forming the fruity part. The wine seems a little bit woody and market-driven but nevertheless very good made. At the palate medium bodied with a decent pressure, ripe and good integrated tannins and a good finish. Nice wine.

Year:
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2003
Merlot La Cetate
Carl Reh Winery
Romania
Dealul Mare
Merlot
0,75 l
natural cork
13,5 vol.%
dry
red
II
 

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Casa Davino Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Classe 2002

April 6, 2010

05.02.2010
After 2-3 days of decanting in the bottle, the wine shows a fine-grained depot and a nice, deep ruby-red and very healthy colour. Its nose needs some aeritation to offer you its interesting flavours of dark fruits like cassis, blackthorne, black-berries and some “smoked” red paprika. Lactical notes like butter and scents of leather are smoothening the bouquet. Fine tannins and a still lively acidity are giving this wine structure and still some more potential for further ageing. All in all a very nice aged Cabernet and a brilliant companion for food.

Year:
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2002
Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Classe
Casa Davino
Romania
Dealul Mare
Cabernet Sauvignon
0,75 .....

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Cabernet Sauvignon River Route Limited Edition 2002

April 2, 2010

05.02.2010
The wine shows a deep garnet-red with a red-brown margin. Its nose is very oxidative like brown apples and licorice but also dried plums and old wood are recognizable. A very obvious influence of oxygen. At the palate spiky, obviously very aged and metalic. There are still some tannins left but the main impression is its high amount of acidity. This wine is already fading away, what shows also its short and adstringent aftertaste. Drink it now !

Year:
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2002
Cabernet Sauvignon
River Route Limited
Edition Carl Reh Winery
Romania
Dealurile Olteniei
Cabernet Sauvignon
0,75 l
Plastic Stopper
13 vol.%
dry
red
II
 

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