PURCARI | Pinot Noir de Purcari | 2013
pinot noir


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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and tonight we are going to switch our taste buds towards the most difficult grape to grow and the most difficult wine to make – pinot noir. The wine that we are going to taste tonight is a single-variety pinot noir wine, a grape variety famous for world’s most expensive wines and the most desired ones – Pinot Noir 2013 from Chateau Purcari.

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


The wine has a noble ruby color, clear and transparent, with the rim-color of a translucent garnet shade.


The nose is clean and rich, with no signs of wine faults. The very first nose reveals a mix of underripe red fruits, blue fruits and some nuanced savory notes: sour cherry, blue plum, wolfberry, blueberry, jostaberry, wormwood, tomato leaf and a mesmerizing aroma of summer violets.


The wine is medium-dry, with no signs of residual sugar. It has moderate, well integrated alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin. This is a rich, mellow and friendly wine – a bit green, a bit savory and crisp – a good example of a light bodied wine. The wine has a fair overall balance, it feels delicious, delicate and a bit sharp.


The wine has a medium finish and a balanced aftertaste. It is bitter-crisp towards the end, but it leaves a quite pleasing feeling overall.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 89.2 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 is a pinot noir wine with a clear new world character, with fewer savory and notes more fruity flavors. We would also like to mention that fact, that pinot noir grape itself is very difficult to grow, maintain and preserve, it is susceptible to weather and diseases, but when managed properly, the resulting wines are an expression of terroir. So why is pinot noir so famous and desired after all? We could not find a better explanation than this: because it’s a pinot noir.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Pinot Noir de Purcari | 2013

grape: | pinot noir |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 89.2 |

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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