From the Cahul region of Moldova comes this surprisingly drinkable cabernet sauvignon. The label notes that the area is producing wines of increasing quality and this an improvement on most other wines from eastern Europe. It brings to mind reds from areas such as Austria or southern Germany with a slightly cooler climate than the traditional red producing countries.
The wine itself is almost black and pretty much opaque when held to light and is medium bodied. There are hints of blackcurrant within the sweet and fruity aroma, which retains a pleasant dryness.
The wine tastes smooth and tangy and it carries more hints of dark berries with very little bitterness making it much easier to drink than expected, which continues due to a relatively low ABV of 13%.
As with most reds, a red meat would accompany well, but will also support slightly stronger flavours and more meaty fish such as tuna.