PURCARI | Rosé de Purcari | 2017
cabernet sauvignon | merlot | rara neagra


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Tonight we are going to review that one rosé wine, that raises the bar higher and higher with every new vintage – Rosé de Purcari 2017 by Purcari. This wine is a blend made of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and rara neagra grape varieties and is regarded by many as the best rosé blend from Moldova. The grapes are harvested by hand in the famous Stefan-Voda region, in the proximity of Purcari village. And because this wine needs no further introduction, without further ado, let’s skip the theory and move onto the tasting!
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:


Pastel peach color, with pinkish and gray hues towards the rim of the glass.


The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet and berry fruits flavours: raspberry, ripe cranberry, sweet cherry, strawberry, ripe wolfberry, loganberry, pink mulberry, peach, red apple, redcurrant, berberry, boysenberry and cherry blossom.


The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and ripe tannin. It tastes crisp, fruity and elegant with a very appealing mouthfeel. This is an extracted, delicious and well structured rosé wine, with nuanced crispness and a harmonious body. The wine has a fair overall balance, as it feels fresh, firm and quite complex. In our opinion, this is a very fine rosé wine – one of the best we’ve ever tasted – a real crowd pleaser.


The wine has a medium-plus finish and a balanced, seedy and crisp aftertaste.

chartsThis is definitely a fine Wine of Moldova and the overall rating says the same, with 91.5 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.

Conclusion: this is a fine rosé wine in its prime form: ripe, crips and very appealing, with a nuanced seedy-zesty accent. We would suggest to drink it now, as long as it is still young and beautiful, as we strongly believe that it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. This is one of the best rosé wines we’ve tasted so far – elegant and fruity, with an immersion of flavour saturation across the palate. We would suggest to pair it with a genuine shrimp saganaki or salmon cream cheese spread. Enjoy!

WineStatistics tasting results:

Rosé de Purcari | 2017

grape: | cabernet sauvignon | merlot | rara neagra |

region: Moldova | Stefan-Voda

overall rating: | 91.5 |

maturity: in its prime

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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