ALBASTRELE | Sauvignon Blanc | 2014
sauvignon blanc


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We continue to review Wine of Moldova, but we change the vector a bit towards the white wine theme. The wine that we’ve selected for today’s tasting is quite well known here in Moldova and is growing in popularity on the international scene as well, so we’ve decided to give it a go, because why not –  Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Albastrele Wines.

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


The wine has a pure, greenish-yellow color: a brilliant topaz-yellow with translucent green shades.


The nose is strong, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is delicate and insistent, with nuanced savory notes, sweet fruits and citrus: green grass, green pear, green bell pepper, straw grass, green apple, lemon, underripe quince, gooseberry, sour leaf and some hints of cucumber.


The wine is dry, with no hints of residual sugar. It has moderate alcohol level, high acidity and medium-plus tannin, which makes the wine taste zesty, fresh and savory, with some nuanced seedy-green accents. The overall balance is good, this is a crisp, smooth and noble wine, which casts memories of countryside, with notes of green grass, bell pepper and straw. This wine is noting less than a flashback into the mid-summer.


The wine has a medium finish and a balanced aftertaste, oily and bitter at the same time.

chartsThis 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 this is a top sauvignon blanc wine, that is truly leaving up to its first name – ‘sauvage’, which means wild. Also, there’s a reason to be proud of – this wine was well appreciated outside of Moldova‘s borders, it has been appreciated with a commended award by Decanter World Wine Awards, the most influential wine tasting competition in the world of wine. More than that, previous vintages of this same wine has been also highly appreciated with a total of 11 awards at most prestigious wine contests around the world – an achievement that cannot be underestimated, and one that speaks of the quality-over-the-years aspect, a feat that Wine of Moldova can be proud of.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Sauvignon Blanc | 2014

grape: | sauvignon blanc |

region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian

overall rating: | 90.0 |

conclusion: great | a must try



(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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