Chateau Purcari - Rara Neagră 2019

Chateau Purcari

Rara Neagră 2019

Moldova

This nectar is made by 100% Rara Neagră grapes harvested and selected by hand, produced using traditional methods. Aged for 6 months in French oak barrique. Sănătate!

Appearance

In the glass the wine has a purple colour. The intensity is medium.

Nose

The aromas intensity is medium plus. In the glass, there are a lot of ripe red and black fruits, especially red cherry and blackberry. Nice hints of liquorice and dried fruits come out already after few swirls. The six months spent in the barriques added flavours like vanilla and cedar. There are not clearly identifiable tertiaries.

Palate

In the mouth, the wine is dry with a medium high level of acidity. The tannins are medium. The alcohol is medium too (i.e. 13%). The flavour intensity is pronounced. On the palate, the fruit is riper and more succulent. It remembers the jam and the cooked one. There are also hints of raisins and elegant floral fragrances. The spectrum of secondary aromas is wider, including the charred wood, toast, vanilla, cedar, and cloves. The lasting is long.

Conclusion

It is a really tasty nectar showing off a cornucopia of succulent red and black fruits. Especially at the palate, the secondary aromas make the aromatic palette quite vibrant and lively. Given the young age, the tertiaries are negligible. So the wine is balanced, has intensity and lasting, but it lacks of complexity. It is an easy drink nectar without any pretence, if not that one to make even the most shy people sing. Sănătate!

Final vote: 89

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