Sunday, October 18, 2015

Vino Dous 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Slovakia)

Vino Dous 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Slovakia), $13.99, 87 points, appeared a deep ruby trending a blackberry purple/red with a broad clear wine ring.
The aromas were a soft black currant with a hint of truffle.
Slightly heavier than medium-bodied, good acidity, and grainy tannins managed a straight forward, without bells and whistles, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Black fruit driven flavors, a hint of savory with plum notes rounded off a very impressive effort.
Finished fair on cayenne pepper, an easy 13.5% alcohol, and slightly drying tannin.
Paired great with my barbecue ribs and butternut squash.
My first Slovakian wine (red) was surprisingly good, and when a sale comes along, I'll grab a few more bottles for the cellar.


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  1. I may have tried a Slovakian wine in my Wines of the World class (I'd have to check my notes), but I have never bought a bottle of the stuff. I am, as ever, in awe of the variety of wines you have available to you in NH.

    1. Yeah, I've been impressed with the State's buyers, as they've gotten out of the box they had been in for some time, especially when they finally found Bordeaux to be a happening place.
      Experimenting with new wines and from new places, especially when the wines are inexpensive, is great fun; how else will I know?