TARABOSTE | Pur Aristocratic | Pinot Noir | 2019
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TARABOSTE_PurAristocratic_PinotNoir_2019

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Today we are going to review yet another single-varietal pinot noir wine with the label ‘Made in Moldova‘ –  Taraboste Pur Aristocratic Pinot Noir 2019 by Château Vartely. The wine is part of the ‘Pur Aristocratic‘ series, which is the winemaker’s flagship line of premium quality wines. This particular wine has been aged for 15 months in new oak barrels in order to gain the much-desired complexity and structure on the palate. Pinot Noir has reached a legendary status over the last decades and today it is the most sought-after red wine in the world. The grape itself is quite vulnerable, suffering from a multitude of diseases and its genetics make it highly susceptible to mutation. But despite all the difficulty to grow pinot noir, when treated with utmost care, it is capable of producing the very best expressions of terrior. That said and without further ado, let’s take a look at the wine tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
colour: medium-pale garnet color
clarity: hazy garnet shades on the rim

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & herbal
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: cranberry | sour cherry | red plum | pomegranate skin
fruit character: underripe & ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbal | spice | oak | other
__herbal: wormwood | sage | coriander | basil | tomato leaf
__spice: red pepper | anise | thyme | rosemary
__oak: sun-dried oakwood | subtle hints of coconut
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other: dried tomato
primary layer: herbaceous

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//Palate
sweetness: bone dry
acidity: medium+
alcohol: high
tannin: high
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: alcohol
body: round & firm | medium+

//Taste
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: underripe & ripe
non fruit: spice & herbal
finish: medium+
aftertaste: seedy-hot

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//Scoring
TARABOSTE | Pur Aristocratic | Pinot Noir | 2019

variety: pinot noir
country: Moldova
region: Codru
rating: 93.7

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for 3 to 5 years
verdict: great | a must try wine
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Moldova and, with a total of 93.7 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 gorgeous pinot noir wine: supple, round and firm at the same time – a wine that is still developing into the bottle, thus one that can resist another 3 to 5 years of bottle ageing. It tastes crisp and slightly green, delivering a mesmerizing mixture of red fruits, herbs and spice in the foreground, supported by some very subtle woody notes in the background. The wine feels very well balanced and harmonious, with firm but fine-grained tannins, slightly flat acidity and a touch of alcohol warmth showing through on the mouthfeel. This might be one of the best (if not ‘the best’) pinot noir wines from Moldova that we have tasted so far, as it has everything in place: a quite typical, fruity-herbaceous nose, a well structured palate, a grippy mouthfeel, a seedy-crisp finale and a very good ageing potential. Enjoy!

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