PURCARI | Rosé de Purcari | 2013
cabernet sauvignon | merlot | rara neagra


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We will continue reviewing Wine of Moldova for the time being, and we will stick to the rosé wine theme for a while, just because it is the perfect wine for the spring days – refreshing when it’s sunny, crisp when it’s rainy and bitter-sweet when it’s windy outside. The wine we have chosen tonight is so popular that it needs no further introduction – Rosé de Purcari 2013 from Chateau Purcari. Yes, there is a 2014 vintage already released on the market, but we’ve chosen the 2013 vintage for the review, because it is the one that won a major international award – but more about that at the end of the review, now let’s do the tasting.

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


The wine has an eye-pleasing, Provence style, bright salmon pink color, with the rim-color of a clear orange shade.


The nose is strong, with just a hint of cork taint, which disappears after a couple minutes of aeration. The first nose is filled with notes of sweet fruits and berries: raspberry, red bell pepper, red apple, violets, sweet cherry, mirabelle prune and a hint of pomegranate and watermelon – it really smells of spring and summer.


The wine is bone-dry with no hints of residual sugar at all. It has moderate alcohol level and high-plus acidity, which makes the wine taste a bit tart but fresh and delicate, but, even if it tastes refreshing, it’s the bitterness that dominates the palate, because of the medium-plus tannin level – quite unusual for rosé wines to be honest. The overall balance is good, the wine feels bitter-zesty, but quite smooth and lean, it is persistent and nuanced as a whole.


The wine has long finish with a velvety aftertaste and, along with it’s zesty and bitter notes, this wine is nothing less than a refreshing spring delight.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.8 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 already awarded a silver medal by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – one of world’s most appreciated wine-tasting competitions – and a bronze medal by International Wine & Spirit Competition, also the previous vintage of this same wine, was awarded a bronze medal by Decanter World Wine Awards – the leading wine-tasting competitions of the world. To sum it up, this is definitely one of the best rosé wines we’ve tasted to date, it may not be yet on the same level with the best wines from the Provence region, but it is definitely there, near the summit. One more thing to be added here – we have already got a 2014 vintage of this wine, courtesy of our partners at Chateau Purcari, so stay tuned, the spring is in the air and the summer is coming.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Rosé de Purcari | 2013

grape: | cabernet sauvignon | merlot | rara neagra |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 89.8 |

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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