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Tonight we are going to review a white wine blend with the label ‘Made in Moldova’ – Lace White Blend 2019 by Pelican Negru. This wine is a blend of just two varieties: sauvignon blanc, which forms the main aromatic profile and gives a slightly wild character to the wine, and feteasca alba, which forms the wine’s main body, structure and adds some hints of local terrior to the blend. That said, without further ado, let’s move on straight to our tasting results.
Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:
fruit profile: green fruits | stone fruits
__green fruits: pear | apple | quince
__stone fruits: apricot
fruit character: dried
non fruit: herbal | sweet | other
__herbal: straw grass | meadow | green grass
__other: dried apricot | dried pear | dried apple | dried quince | almonds
body: wide | medium
__dominant: alcohol & tannin
fruit profile: green fruits
fruit character: dried
non fruit: herbal
maturity: in its prime | do not age
verdict: fair | not bad
This is definitely a fair wine of Moldova and with a total of 89.3 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.
Verdict: this is a quite fair and simple wine blend, one that has already reached the peak of its form: wide, green and flabby, with a quite opulent body and a bitter-seedy and slightly rough finale. The wine feels angular and off the balance, with overwhelming alcohol warmth on the mouthfeel and an aggressive tannic bite on the palate. Overall the wine tastes very green and seedy, as it definitely lacks harmony between its elements and a bit more structure and complexity on the plate would be highly desirable. We would suggest to drink this wine today as it does not have the required traits to withstand more bottle ageing, as the wine also displays some clear hints of oxidation on the nose with those subtle honey and hazelnut notes. Cheers.
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