2013 Henry’s Drive Pillar Box Rosé

henry's drive roseA blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. 82% and 18% respectively.

A quite bizarre mix of brown grass, leaf, earth, citrus and sour red fruits – the latter very much in the background. Has some texture care of solids and old oak. It’s almost abrasively savoury and disarmingly vinous. Herbs on the finish. I kept wondering “where’s the fruit?”. Difficult wine to rate. Stoic. No technical flaws as such and it may appeal to some but I didn’t find much joy myself. 86

Region: Padthaway
Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $20
Tasted: November 2013


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