PURCARI | Rosu de Purcari | 2017
cabernet sauvignon | merlot | malbec

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Today we are also going to review another wine that has gained a legendary status over the years – Rosu de Purcari 2017 by Purcari. This is in fact one of the winemaker’s flagship wines – a blend of cabernet sauvignon (50%), merlot (35%) and malbec (15%) grape varieties, where cabernet sauvignon forms the wine’s main body and structure, malbec adds cherry fruit flavors and a more refined mid-palate, whereas merlot rounds up the final blend and delivers a smooth and lush finish. The wine is vinified in a classic Bordeaux-style, produced using traditional methods, only from grapes that were sourced from the Stefan Voda IGP, aged for 18 months in 225L french oak barriques – a wine that is still considered as a reference points for many consumers and winemakers alike. But enough theory, that said, 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: deep ruby color
clarity: hazy garnet shades

compound
//Olfactory

intensity: rich & earthy
fruit profile: red fruits
__red fruits: redcurrant | cranberry | sour cherry | red plum
fruit character: ripe

//Flavor
non fruit: spice | oak | savory | earthy
__spice: cloves | anise | sun-dried oakwood | red pepper
__oak: rooibos tea | dried rose hips | hints of vanilla
__savory: leather | iron | veal | capocollo | brown olive
__earthy: loam | clay | marl
primary layer: fruitysavory

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: high
alcohol: medium+
tannin: medium+
__grip: fine
balance: good
__dominant: acidity
body: supple | medium+

//Taste
fruit profile: red fruits
fruit character: ripe
non fruit: spicysavory
finish: medium+
aftertaste: crisp & seedy

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//Scoring
PURCARI | Rosu de Purcari | 2017

variety: cabernet sauvignon | merlot | malbec
country: Moldova
region: Stefan Voda
rating: 93.0

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | age for 2 or 3 more years
verdict: great | a must try wine
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96x96This is definitely a great wine of Moldova and, with a total of 93.0 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 round, supple and voluptuous wine blend, with a plump palate and a very nuanced, fruity-savory nose. The wine is still developing, therefore we would recommend to give it another 2 or 3 years of bottle ageing, in order to allow it to reach its full potential. On the nose the wine brings a mixture of ripe red fruits and some very nuanced savory notes in the foreground, followed by a spicy and slightly oaky background and a subtle earthy layer in between the two. On the palate the wine delivers crisp acidity, fine-grained tannins and just a touch of alcoholic warmth that is showing through on the mouthfeel, which nicely evolves into a very appealing seedy-crisp aftertaste. All in all, this is a very fine and well structured wine blend that feels noble and even elegant in some way – a wine that in its current state lacks just a bit of finesse on the palate. This is definitely a wine that has both, its own distinctive personality and the footprint of the Purcari terroir. For the best food & wine experience, we would recommend to pair it with naturally-flavoured meats, like for example a Tournedos Rossini and remember that it is always better to drink a wine a year too soon than a day too late. Cheers!

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© 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. Just remember that there are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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