Moldova isn’t necessarily a country renowned for its wines but I like trying something different and this Cabernet Sauvignon from Chateau Vartely was a good starting point. In fairness to the producers, the label looks like you are buying a wine from a French Chateau.
The smell of the wine was a bit sharp but then became very fruity with a distinct hint of blackberry. Trying it without food, it had a dry start, fruit finish and a tangy aftertaste. There were distinct hints of black pepper, vanilla and blackberries.
We had the wine alongside a lovely hunters chicken and the pepperiness of the wine worked fantastically with the food. Overall this was a pleasant surprise and one I would buy again.