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Radovanovic

Radovanovic
2015 Classique, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sumadija

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Serbia
Alcohol: 13%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Radovanovic
2015 Classique, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sumadija

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: Serbia
Alcohol: 13%
Nearly opaque violet color. Creamy, fruity, toasty aromas and flavors of toasted meringue, berry custard pie, exotic spiced nuts, and clay and olive skin with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length finish displaying shades of white chocolate mint, cedar, and earth with silky, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A bright, finely balanced cabernet with great appeal and a nice sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: toasted meringue, berry custard pie, exotic spiced nuts, and clay and olive skin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of white chocolate mint, cedar, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sauerbraten, Rack of Baby Lamb, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright, finely balanced cabernet with great appeal and a nice sense of place.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.