Freedom Blend Bastardo Blend 2020

My first wine I’ve ever tasted from Moldova. Jancis Robinson reviewed it in Financial Times January 27 2023. Tasting and decanting now… purple, very good clarity. Aromas of leather (wood) and strawberry, flavors of strawberry and cherry with wood, light to moderate seed and skin tannins on finish. Light bodied but solid tannin structure. Needs at least 60 minutes to decant. 24 hours later, tasting really well, some real character. A worthy red table wine — 8 days ago

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Blanc de Cabernet

Delightful and surprising. Crisp and fruity with a touch of caramel on the finish, quite unexpected. — 4 months ago


1827 Rara Neagră De Purcari 2020

Mellow red. On nose strong notes of ripe plums, black cherries and black currant. On the palate really balanced, velvety, grippy tannins and a soft cherry finish. The acidity is quite nice also. — 7 months ago

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Stefan Voda

The Butchery Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco day 10: a classic cab, fruity, doesn’t linger long — 15 days ago


Rosu Sec Merlot 2017

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

Timothy, Severn and 7 others liked this


Premium Icewine Muscat Ottonel Traminer 2017

Absolutely stunning ice wine. The sweetness honey and rich. Delicious and such a beautiful colour — a year ago


Rara Neagra de Purcari 2015


Moldovan wine and it was terrific. Bordeaux blend, Old World textbook Left Bank, not showing much signs of age, still inky & fruit forward. Nicely balanced on mid-palate, generous & elegant through finish. — 15 days ago

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Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Nice one. Jancis Robinson just had an interesting piece in the Financial Times on Moldova. Purcari figured prominently. Interesting developments afoot…


1827 Cabernet Sauvignon de Purcari 2019

Deep taste, notes of black pepper, berries and leather. — 4 months ago

Gitana Winery

Lupi Rezerva Red Blend 2017

Full bodies and smooth — 8 months ago


Cabernet Sauvignon

Candi loves it. Natalie hates it. I give it a 8/10! — a year ago