EQUINOX | 5 Elemente | 2015
syrah | rara neagra | cabernet sauvignon | malbec | merlot


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Tonight we are going to review a rosé wine, as we firmly believe that it’s the perfect wine style to help us embrace those chilly and windy nights with a subtle smile – 5 Elemente 2015 from Equinox. It’s produced in a limited edition and its blending formula is unique, as there is no other rosé wine made of 5 different grape varieties.

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


Pale rose color with shades of indigo towards the rim.


The nose is rich, filled mostly with sweet fruit: sour cherry, wolfberry, strawberry, cranberry, red currant jam, red mirabelle, cranberry jam and some nuanced hints of wild strawberry.


The wine is medium-dry, with some residual sugar left after fermentation. It has high alcohol level, high acidity and medium tannin, which makes it taste fruity and jammy, with a delicious fruit-forward profile. The wine has a fair overall balance, as this is a fair, lean and fresh rosé blend, with overwhelming crispness.


The wine has a medium finish and a balanced, a bit tart aftertaste.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 88.9 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 definitely a wine ready to drink now, and we would strongly recommend to pair it with seafood dishes, like fore example with fresh oysters, as the wine’s acidity and residual sugar will cut nicely through fat and saltiness. This rosé will also do well as a stand alone wine, just remember to serve it slightly chilled in order to preserve the balance between those 5 elements that made the blend.

WineStatistics tasting results:

5 Elemente | 2015

grape: | syrah | rara neagra | cabernet sauvignon | malbec | merlot |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 88.9 |

conclusion: fine | highly recommended



(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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