CRICOVA | Prestige | Rosé de Cricova | 2012
cabernet sauvignon


WineStatistics will be evaluating wines in no particular order on no particular schedule. Just stay tuned and you will never miss one. If the wine is tasted more than once, the rating table will be updated so as to reflect all the new impressions and observations. The logic is simple – the more we taste, the more we learn.

We are tasting Wine of Moldova once again and because there’s the Wine Vernissage around the corner, we’ve decided to switch to some rosé wine. This wine style is growing in popularity and demand with each passing day, no wonder there are a lot of new rosé wines on the market these days, but the wine we are reviewing today is one of those oldies, that pioneered the rosé style a couple of years ago – Prestige Rosé 2012 from Cricova.

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


The wine has a pure salmon pink color – bright and transparent – with the rim-color of a pale orange shade.


The nose is rich and intense, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings notes of sweet berry fruits – raspberry, mirabelle prune, wolfberry, strawberry, nectarine, red grapefruit and watermelon. The second nose brings out notes of red bell pepper, roses and a hint of dried banana.


The wine is dry with no hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, high acidity, and, in tandem with dry tannin, it tastes bittersweet, a bit on the green side, but lovely-crisp and fresh. The wine’s overall balance is good, it is light and smooth – quite a friendly wine overall, we would describe it as refined in one word.


The wine has a long finish with a velvety, bitter-crisp aftertaste, it makes the impression of a well made summer wine – refreshing and quite zesty.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.5 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, taking into consideration the wine’s age, it’s hard not to be surprised – maybe it is not so intense and sharp as a fresh rosé wine, but this is the classic example of a wine, where age ads a bit of something extra to balance and aftertaste – some call it maturity, others call it bottle-age, but we digress, we can only enjoy it and be as patient as possible until a new vintage comes of age.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Prestige | Rosé de Cricova | 2012

grape: | cabernet sauvignon |

region: MoldovaCodru

overall rating: | 88.5 |

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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