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Camelia Bucur

Camelia Bucur

15 days ago

Camelia scored this wine: 97/100

I had the pleasure of tasting this 2009 Feteasca Neagra from the region of Bohotin during the second edition of 'le Salon des Vins Roumains' in Montreal. Vinuri Vechi VINIA had some pretty amazing old wines to present during this event. This high in alcohol Feteasca Neagra was a delight to taste. Aromas of prune, raisin, walnut and green pepper were predominant. It was a smooth dry wine with a long finish and soft tannins. Ideal pairing with veal meat. Drank bottle 880

Dobrogea

Dobrogea Alira Concordia 2012

Dobrogea, Romania
1189 days ago

Camelia scored this wine: 96/100

Blend of Feteasca Neagra and Cabernet Sauvignon with intense aromas on the nose and on the palate of dark chocolate cherries mixed with berries. Presence of vanilla and menthe notes on the finish. Smooth with medium low tannins. Excellent wine to enjoy on a sunny day inside!

129 days ago

Camelia scored this wine: 96/100

Aurelia Visinescu is a well renown oenologist in Romania and internationally. She is the winemaker behind her own wine brand. I was introduced to the Promessa line when I visit the winery back in 2016. The blend of feteasca negra and syrah reflects the Dealu Mare terroir. Deep ruby color, aromas on the nose and palate of dark cherries, plums, and white pepper. Vanilla, smoke and leather notes comes from ageing in oak barrels. Smooth and velvety texture with soft tannins and long finish. Enjoyable on its own but a beautiful pairing with red meats such as lamb or beef. Drank bottle 13.07.2019.

15 days ago

Camelia scored this wine: 96/100

I had the pleasure of tasting this wine during the second edition of 'le Salon des Vins Roumains' in Montreal. Metaph white from Gramma winery was one of my favourite white wine from the tasting. From the region of Iasi in the north of Romania close to Moldova, this is a nice blend of Aligoté, which you don't see often in Romania, and Feteasca regala was 'a coup de coeur' for me. Light pale straw color with aromas of tropical notes (peach & pineapple) and honey. Light crisp wine with a balance acidity and a soft finish. Perfect to enjoy on its own, with seafood dishes, creamy cheeses or with light foods such as chicken and turkey. Drank bottle 2640/6528.

1135 days ago

Camelia scored this wine: 95/100

Aurelia Visinescu is a well renown oenologist in Romania and internationally. She is the winemaker behind her own wine brand. Amina is the limited edition of the very best grapes only harvested in exceptional years like this merlot. Deep ruby color, aromas on the nose and palate of dark cherries, vanilla and spice. Aged in 18 month in Romanian oak barrel. Smooth and velvety texture with medium tannins. Enjoyable on its own but a beautiful pairing with light to lightly-spice meats. Drank bottle 9109/12857 09.10.2016.

Camelia Bucur

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2013 Finch Hollow Chardonnay, Jarvis Estate, Napa Valley

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First Wine

My first wine that I had the pleasure of drinking when I was young was Grasa de cotnari in Romania with my family.

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Current Fav Wine

At the moment, I really enjoy red wine from the old world for example Rara Neagra de Purcari.

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