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We continue to review Wine of Moldova and we are still on the white wine theme, but this time it’s the noblest and the most famous of all whites – the chardonnay. In order to explore this wine style at it’s true potential, we’ve decided to get back to a wine that’s been forgotten – a wine that set the standard for all local oaked chardonnay wines – Chardonnay 2011 from Berhord-Vin-Molda.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a deep, topaz yellow color, with a translucent, amber rim-color.
The nose is strong with some signs of oxidation. The first nose is insistent and sweet, it brings delightful notes of sweet summer fruits and honeycomb: yellow apple, yellow pear, ripe lemon, yellow mirabelle, overripe quince, sweet melon, white cherry, peach, apricot and some hints of vanilla.
The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar. It has high alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes the wine taste sharp, seedy and round, with a well nuanced woody flavour. The overall balance is fair, the wine feels big and firm, it resembles a well made old-world chardonnay, with a nice complexity and a quite muscular body.
The wine has a long finish and a balanced, a bit sharp and a bit tight, aftertaste, which evolves from honeycomb, in the beginning, to dried banana towards the end.
This is definitely a great Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.0 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 we’ve been quite impressed by this wine – a classic example of a barrel fermented chardonnay – full-bodied, with some elegant vanilla notes, persistent and expressive. A wine, that has been already appreciated on the international scene with a commended accolade by International Wine Challenge – one of the most influential wine-tasting competition. On the other hand, chardonnay wines made in Moldova have a true potential to be considered some of the world’s finest in the coming seasons – a reason to be proud of and a good starting point towards the summit of world’s most famous chardonnay wines.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Chardonnay | 2011
grape: | chardonnay |
overall rating: | 90.0 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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