BOSTAVAN | Dor | Merlot – Saperavi | 2015
merlot | saperavi


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Still on Wine of Moldova and continuing with the rosé wine theme – that refreshing and delicious style that leave no prisoners and is growing in popularity with each passing season. We’ve decided to dig deeper into this category and discover something new. So, without any further ado, we present you the wine that we have chosen for the review tonight – Dor Merlot – Saperavi 2015 from Bostavan.

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


The wine has an salmon-orange color, with the rim-color of a transparent onion shade with some hints of peach.


The nose is rich, with no signs of wine faults. The first nose brings strong notes of sour fruits and berries: sour cherry, red bell pepper, cranberry, wolfberry, jostaberry, sicilia orange, soured watermelon, red olive and some delicate hints of wormwood.


The wine is dry, with hints of residual sugar. It has high alcohol level, moderate acidity and dry tannin, which makes the wine taste bitter, green and savory. The wine has a fair overall balance, as it feels quite dense, herbaceous and a bit rough – this is a wine that displays nuanced seedy-earthy notes, with an angular and persistent body.


The wine has medium finish with a balanced and quite green aftertaste – this is a delicate and austere wine.

chartsThis is definitely a fair Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 87.9 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.

Conclusion: this is a green and austere rosé wine, not the regular refreshing staff you are familiar with. This is the rosé for old-world enthusiasts: earthy, savory and delicate. We would not recommend to keep it any longer for bottle ageing, as this is a wine ready to be uncorked sooner rather than later. The wine does not display any signs of ageing potential, thus, time will not improve it – enjoy it now, while it is still young and beautiful.

WineStatistics tasting results:

Dor | Merlot – Saperavi | 2015

grape: | merlot | saperavi |

region: Moldova | Valul lui Traian

overall rating: | 87.9 |

conclusion: fair | worth a 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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