Category Archives: Rosé

2013 La Linea Tempranillo Rosé

Easily the most accomplished of a bracket of Rosé tasted single blind over Xmas. Widely available too. Paler in hue than the bottle image suggests. Aromas of red cherry, roses and apples. The palate adds a fine line of citrus-tinged acidity that runs through … Continue reading

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2013 Three Dark Horses Rosé

Very solid Grenache based Rosé from McLaren Vale. Vivid red aromas à la  Dario Argento’s horror masterpiece “Suspiria” – primary colour filters. It’s not terribly complex in terms of texture but very light phenolics play foil to abundant and flavoursome fruit … Continue reading

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2013 Logan Apple Tree Flat Rosé

I’ve liked the vintages of Logan Wine’s Hannah Rosé that I’ve tasted. This is my first encounter with the less expensive Apple Tree Flat tier. It’s ok but it isn’t anything to get rowdy about. Has a strawberry and cherry … Continue reading

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2013 Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Rosé

Made entirely from Pinot Noir in the Gippsland Lakes district. I notice that it has won a gold medal at the Gippsland Wine Show. While it’s fresh, clean, crisp and has length I’m not prepared to rate it so highly. A little … Continue reading

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2013 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Rosé

I do like the La Boheme Pinot Rosé but I miss the Estate version which I don’t believe has been made since the 2011 vintage. A matter of market demand? This is fermented in small casks using indigenous yeasts and … Continue reading

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André Clouet Grande Réserve Brut NV

Once again, 100% Pinot Noir but not a Rosé style. No shortage of character in these Clouet Champagnes. Exciting wines that push the envelope but still have a certain sense of clarity. Generous but with a firm, almost wiry line. The bead … Continue reading

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2013 Longview Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rosé

They’ve picked good variety for this Rosé and that’s largely what’s so satisfying about it. A bit of stylistic exploration could see further improvement. This vintage is pale, dry and cleanly made. An assault of upfront fruit intensity precedes a midpalate with … Continue reading

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2012 TarraWarra Estate Pinot Noir Rosé

Fruit is sourced from a single block grown especially for rosé. Whole bunch pressed, tank fermented then matured in older, large format French oak. No malo. Pale salmon pink with an onion tint. Aromas of cherry blossom, strawberries, herbs and … Continue reading

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2013 Henry’s Drive Pillar Box Rosé

A 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 … Continue reading

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2012 Ten Minutes by Tractor 10X Rosé

A much deeper pink hue than is indicated by the bottle shot. Good rosé though, make no mistake. 26 hours on skins then into old French barriques for wild ferment and two months maturation. No malo, 100% Pinot Noir. It … Continue reading

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