PURCARI | Freedom Blend | 2011
rara neagra | bastardo | saperavi


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We will continue reviewing Wine of Moldova for the time being, and we will stick to the wine blend theme once more – but this time we’ve chosen quite a special wine – Freedom Blend 2011 from Chateau Purcari. This one is an epic wine – it is the wine of all the people that will never be slaves again – this is the wine of freedom. Conceived in 2011, when Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine celebrated 20 years of independence, at the same time when Russia started to apply pressure against those three, Europe oriented countries. This wine has a rebel spirit inside – the wine of the free will.

Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:


The wine has a noble-pure garnet color, it is dense and quite opaque, with the rim-color on the garnet-ruby side of the spectrum.


The nose is clean, sharp and strong with no signs of wine faults. The first nose unleashes fresh notes of red fruits: sour cherry, red cherry, cranberry, red currant and overripe red apple. Then come the sweet notes of dried red plum, red pepper, red olive and a hint of tomato leaf. Later on the nose is delighted with some very delicate, savory notes of moist wood and leather.


The wine is dry, with just a hint of sweetness, with no signs of residual sugar. It is smooth and elegant, with moderate, well integrated alcohol, moderate acidity and medium-plus tannin. Overall it is a very friendly wine, round and refined, with a bitter-seedy palate – lush and rich.


The wine has a long, bittersweet finish with a velvety aftertaste, very fruity, but savory at the same time, with hints of red cherry and leather.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.7 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.

Last but not least, it is to be mentioned that this wine has been awarded a bronze medal by International Wine & Spirit Competition and a bronze medal by Decanter World Wine Awards – two of the most influential wine tasting contests in the world of wine. We would also like to express our utmost respect for the winemaker, for the courage and for the solidarity it shows toward those who are struggling on their path to freedom. We do feel proud for Wine of Moldova, for now we not only have premium quality, internationally recognized wines, but we also have wines with a story inside each bottle, wines that remind us of our history and wines that unite us in troubled times – wines with souls of their own.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Freedom Blend | 2011

grape: | rara neagra | bastardo | saperavi |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 89.7 |

conclusion: fine | highly recommended



(c) The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. There are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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