Pur aristocratic: Taraboste Pinot Noir 2016

Chateau Vartely a scos pe neașteptate un vin de zile mari, pur aristocratic: Taraboste Pinot Noir 2016. Amatorii de vinuri bune știu că în gama Taraboste sunt îmbuteliate doar vinurile din anii excepționali, edițiile anterioare fiind în 2012 și 2009. Anul 2016 a fost unul bun pentru plantațiile de Pinot Noir de la Vartely.

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Metafora 2017 Gogu Winery

Micul vinificator Ilie Gogu a făcut din acest vin ceea ce face un poet genial din cuvinte — o adevărată figură de stil! Un cupaj din Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon și Saperavi. Este a treia ediție de Metafora de excepție și nu există un compliment mai mare pentru un vinificator care păstrează calitatea la vinuri de autor mai mulți ani la rând. Un vin corpolent și intens, atât în culoare, cât și arome. Metafora se vinde mai repede decât apare, iar pe internet au fost observate licitații cu acest vin exact ca în cazul anticariatelor. Așa trebuie să fie un vin de autor: bun și puțin! Dacă îl întâlniți în vânzare, luați-l, s-ar putea să nu mai aveți o a doua șansă.

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TIMBRUS | De Autor | Blend No.2 | 2015

The wine we are going to review tonight is a special one – De Autor Blend No.2 2015 by Timbrus. This is the winemaker’s flagship wine – a blend of saperavi, syrah and malbec, produced in the famous Purcari micro-region in the south-east of Moldova and signed by Manuel Vicente Ortiz Martinez – the renown spanish oenologist. This is the successor of the De Autor 2014 wine and, as is the norm for this class of wines, it has been aged for 16 months in french oak barrels, followed by a long maturation period in the bottle, but let’s not put too much emphasis on the theory. Without further ado, let’s get on to the tasting!

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PURCARI | Rosu de Purcari | 2014

The wine we are going to review today is a classic Bordeaux-style blend with the label ‘Made in Moldova’ – a wine that has acquired a legendary status over the years – Rosu de Purcari 2014 by Purcari. The blend is composed of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and malbec varieties, made from grapes harvested and selected by hand. It was produced using traditional methods, thus, the wine was aged for 18 months in french oak barrels – this blend is nothing less than a bottled art and is part of the winemaker’s flagship line of premium wines that are famous all over the world, but let’s get rid of the theory part. Without further ado, let’s move on straight to the tasting!

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VINARIA NOBILA | Feteasca Neagra | 2014

Tonight we are going to review a single varietal feteasca neagra wine, which is an indigenous romanian variety with moldovan origins – Feteasca Neagra 2014 by Vinaria Nobila. This is the successor of the famous Feteasca Neagra 2013 wine and it has been oak aged for 24 months. Feteasca Neagra is the most famous grape variety in Romania, one that has not been yet explored at its full potential in Moldova. It can produce quite bold and complex red wines that can be compared to new world cabernet sauvignon, mostly due to their full body and elegant texture, thus resulting in quite distinctive wines, with a pronounced typicity and spiciness. That said, let’s move on to the tasting!

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GITANA WINERY | Lupi | 2014

The wine we are going to review today is another Bordeaux-style blend with the label ‘Made in Moldova’ – a wine that has acquired a legendary status over the years – Lupi 2014 by Gitana Winery. Named after a pack of wolves that settled in the area where the grapes are grown, Lupi (which literally means ‘wolves’) is the winemaker’s flagship wine – a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and saperavi, aged for 24 months in big russian oak barrels, followed by another 6 months in american oakwood casks. But enough with the theory part, without further ado, let’s move on straight to the tasting!

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