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Tonight we are going to review a wine that is quite appealing – Dor Feteasca Neagra – Pinot Noir 2016 from Bostavan. It is a very curious wine blend, because it is made of feteasca neagra and pinot noir varieties, which is a combination of an international one and an indigenous one. This wine is fresh released on the market and it comes under the ‘Dor‘ wine series, famous for its national rots and accent, thus representing the country of origin and the region where the wine was made.
Take a look at the tasting notes bellow and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Clear purple color, note deep and not opaque, with garnet hues towards the rim.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with savory flavours and red fruits: leather, dried tomato, red currant, sour cherry, tomato leaf, forest floor and cranberry. An instant later the nose is filled with notes of red pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, coppa meat and some subtle hints of horse saddle.
The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and fine tannin. It feels crisp, meaty and bitter-seedy, with a nuanced savory-earthy accent. This is a firm, complex and quite elegant, as it tastes meaty and woody at the same time. The wine has a fair balance and a harmonious, a bit tart accent towards the end of the mouthfeel.
It has a medium finish and a balanced, bitter-tart aftertaste.
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.
Conclusion: this is a fine wine, that is not yet in its top form, but is clearly on the rise and quite close to its peak (around 9 to 12 months will do just fine), as it feels too young, too tart and to tannic at the moment. We would recommend to pair it with a cold cuts plate or a medium-rare sirloin steak in order to counterbalance the sharp acidity and tannins in the wine, with those meaty and fat-rich flavours in the dish. Also, due to its indigenous origin, paring this wine with local cuisine may be an even better idea. Noroc!
WineStatistics tasting results:
Dor | Feteasca Neagra – Pinot Noir | 2016
overall rating: | 90.4 |
conclusion: great | a must try
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