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We continue to taste Wine of Moldova and we are heading towards the merlot wine zone – the most underrated red grape variety. The wine that we are going to review today is one of the most complete wines we’ve tasted so far – a world class merlot wine with a complex profile and a strong personality – Molda Merlot 2010 from Berhord-Vin.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a clear and noble ruby color, with the rim-color showing glimpses of a copper shade.
The nose is strong and elegant, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings very clear and nuanced notes of red fruits and spice: overripe sour cherry, red mulberry, pomegranate, red currant, ripe red plum, black raspberry and red pepper. A bit later comes secondary notes of black tea, cinnamon and a medium-roasted oak wood.
The wine is dry, with no signs of residual sugar at all. It has high, very well integrated alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes it taste lean, firm, rich and complex. This is an extracted, velvety and elegant wine – with lots of mature fruit, crisp acidity and smooth tannin – the wine is clearly at its peak – it has a fair overall balance, a bit zesty at first and harmonious on the finish.
The wine has a medium-plus finish with a fruity and delicious aftertaste. It reminds you of Moldova’s traditional cherry pies and overripe, early summer sour cherries.
This is definitely a great Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.4 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 appreciated on the international scene with two commended awards by International Wine Challenge – one of the world’s most influential wine contests. Those two accolades speaks for themselves, and we can only subscribe and add, that this is one of the best merlot wines we’ve tasted to date – velvety and fruity, complex and elegant, in one word – a delight. And because every great wine deserves a great dish – we would strongly recommend to pair it with a medium-rare filet mignon stake, dressed in a cabernet/merlot sauce.
WineStatistics tasting results:
Merlot | 2010
grape: | merlot |
overall rating: | 90.4 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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