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We are still reviewing Wine of Moldova as one can find some very good value here, and in line with the fast growing trend for dessert wines, we’ve decided that the time has come for a quite special wine – Floare de Dor Ice Wine 2014 from Bostavan. It is special because this is a dessert wine, and dessert wines are bottled summer itself – delicious, easy to drink and very aromatic, and to be honest, we have quite some weakness towards indigenous and rustic themes.
Let’s take a deeper look at the tasting notes and the wine’s review statistics:
The wine has a clear and deep yellow color, with the rim color displaying some bright topaz shades and greenish hues.
The nose is strong and nuanced, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose is clear and insistent, with notes of ripe sweet fruits, jam and honey: baked apple, quince jam, raisins, honeycomb, baked apple, white cherry jam, apricot, mango, acacia flower and rose petals, all of them twisted into a delightful flavored mix, topped up with a hint of straw grass and candied pineapple.
The wine is sweet with lots of residual sugar, which turns the wine into a sweet fruit syrup. It has light alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes the wine taste bitter-sweet, crisp and oily. It has a good balance between all these elements, turning it into a sweet and delicious nectar – a fruity and jammy summer elixir.
The wine has a medium finish and a balanced aftertaste – it feels thick and syrup-like on the palate, with a nuanced bitter-zesty finish.
This is definitely a great Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 90.5 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, we would like to mention that we fell in love with this wine – it is quite an amazing dessert wine that can be served as an aperitif or as a dessert drink after the main meal. We found out that it pairs quite well with bitter-sweet gorgonzola, pear and arugula salad, but also with soft cheese, like Brie or Camembert. This is a wine that will leave no prisoners, you either love it or hate it – our appreciation is definitely on the love side simply because it’s delicious.
Floare de Dor | Ice Wine | 2014
overall rating: | 90.5 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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