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Today we are going to review another rosé wine, but this time one from Romania – C’est Soir Busuioaca de Bohotin 2018 by Crama Hermeziu. This is a rosé wine that is made of busuioaca de bohotin grapes – a romanian variety that originated in Bohotin, near Iasi, that is very similar to tamaioasa romaneasca. The grapes are purple in color and the resulting wines wines have purple hues, with nuanced rose petals flavour, strawberries and wildberries. This wine here is a bestseller in Romania and was vinified in a dry style, yet the winemaker alse produces a demi-sweet version of this wine. But enough with all that theory. That said, without further ado let’s move on – straight to the tasting!
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
Peach-pink color with pastel-orange shades towards the rim of the glass.
The nose is strong, filled mostly with sweet fruits and floral flavours: rose petals, peach, white cherry, peonies, apricot, rose petals jam, nectarine, honey apple, honeysuckle, wildberry, tulips and some subtle hints of rose hips.
The wine is medium-dry, with light alcohol level, high acidity and smooth tannin. This is an extremely appealing, floral and a refreshing rosé wine, with a smooth and round body. The wine feels crisp, lean and a bit wide, with a plain-opulent mouthfeel. Overall, this is a nicely balanced rosé wine that lacks just a bit of character and structure.
The wine has a medium finish and a crispy-lean aftertaste.
This is definitely a fine wine of Romania 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 floral, crisp and extremely appealing rosé wine which is right there, at the summit of its prime form – a refreshing rosé wine that is not worth further ageing, as it lacks structure and character 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 mesmerizing rose petal flavours are extremely appealing. In order to amplify its aromatics, simply pair this wine with light seafood dishes, like for example black cod with tropical fruit salsa or fresh oysters. Enjoy!
WineStatistics tasting results:
C’est Soir | Busuioaca de Bohotin | 2018
grape: | busuioaca de bohotin |
overall rating: | 90.8 |
maturity: in its prime
conclusion: fine | (highly recommended)
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