CASTEL MIMÍ | Rosé de Bulboaca | 2018
cabernet sauvignon | pinot noir


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Today we are going to review a rosé wine that has really impressed us – Rosé de Bulboaca 2018 by Castel Mimí. This is a rosé wine blend that is made of cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir grape varieties, where cabernet sauvignon forms the main body and structure, while pinot noir adds subtle red fruit flavours and delicateness to the final blend. Rosé wine is usually made by the ‘saignee method‘, when the juice of red wine is strained from its skins before it becomes too dark, therefore the winemaker has to remove the red grape skins (the source of the red pigment) when the wine reaches the perfect color, but enough with all that theory, without further ado – on to the tasting!
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:


Pastel peach-pink color with bright pink hues towards the rim of the glass.


The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet berry fruit flavours: raspberry, wildberry, quince jam, berberry, wolfberry, strawberry, sicilia orange, red grapefruit, wolfberry candy, berberry candy, strawberry candy, marzipan, cherry syrup, rose hips, mirabelle and some subtle hints of vanilla.


The wine is dry, with high alcohol level, high acidity and firm tannin. This is a quite appealing, zesty and a bit sharp rosé wine, with a fruity-candied profile, as it tastes delicious yet angular, with a touch of alcoholic warmth on the mouthfeel, which creates a quite austere feeling. It has a fair overall balance, with a firm and a bit rough body and overwhelming acidity, that makes it taste wide and nuanced.


The wine has a long finish and a zesty, a bit sharp and quite austere aftertaste.

96x96This is definitely a fine wine of Moldova and, with a total of 90.8 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Conclusion: this is a quite fruity, zesty and at the same time rough rosé wine which is already there, in its peak form – a refreshing rosé wine that is not worth further ageing, as it lacks harmony and balance on the palate. We would recommend to drink this wine today, as long as it is still young and beautiful and filled with flamboyance, as those fruity-candied flavours are extremely appealing. In order to smoothen the wine’s angles and amplify its aromatics, just pair it wine with light seafood dishes or fresh fruit salad, like for example a black cod with tropical fruit salsa or some classic tropical fruit salad. Cheers!

WineStatistics tasting results:

Rosé de Bulboaca | 2018

grape: | cabernet sauvignon | pinot noir |

region: MoldovaCodru

overall rating: | 90.8 |

maturity: in its prime

conclusion: fine | (highly recommended)



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