Wow I thought it was a pomerol... 😱 All the markers are here: pencil shavings, black currant, blackberry, a tiny touch of leather and tar too. The only thing that's a bit different is a tiny green note too (green pepper bell) that's uncommon in pomerol and around there. The palate is still reminiscent of the pomerol style except that it's a bit thiner, and less opulent than a pomerol. The acid backbone is great, there is some blackcurrant, some oaky notes too. Gentle grainy tannins kick in the rear in a very subtle way before a long black currant, leathery finish with a tiny meat juice, salty touch in the end. I could have mistaken it for a sattelite pomerol in a heartbeat... Second solid Moldovan wine in a week 🤔 — 2 months ago
26 year old Santa Cruz Blanc de Blanc.17 years Triage according to label. Some sediment noticeable.
Dark gold color, surprisingly still has some bubbles. Cork broke during opening, corkscrew to the rescue. Notes are toasty, yeasty, and a bit funky in the finish (not horrible, ?rubber-ish, hard to describe, food would hide).
Good for curious geeking, not luxury seeking.
— 2 years ago
Father’s Day — 7 months ago
Great Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Ștefan Vodă. 2050 bottles produced, 30 months in oak barrels. Nut husk, sour cherry, black currant, clove, vanilla, licorice. Oak influence is heavy and is not well integrated yet. Very young. Typical powerful Ștefan Vodă style. Has potential, score doesn't account for that. — a year ago
Tart, soft, dry, smooth finish — 2 years ago
So good! Yeasty, slight spice. Not too sweet. Found at Bi-mart appx $22 — a year ago
Strawberry leaf, white peach, and lime zest. Rich, creamy, yeasty notes of grilled bread. Vanilla. Nice mouthfeel, well balanced. Drinking this on the verge of the autumnal equinox, for which it seemed perfect. — a year ago