A bunch of Côtes du Rhône Rosés

Domaine Saint Gayan Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2014, France (£10.50 Yapp Brothers)
Bright and breezy style with juicy apple and strawberry flavours, and a slightly salty edge to the finish. Not hugely complex, but it’s a decent fresh quaff. B-

Père Anselme La Grivelière Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2014, France (£10.09 Exel Wines)
Young and simple, still with the bubble gum edge of cold fermentation, some spice, a light sandy note and a hint of peach, quite fleshy, but not exactly enthralling. C+

Clos Bellane ‘Altitude’ Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2014, France (£11.00 Oddbins)
Combines the best attributes of the previous two – sandy spice and a touch of peach – and adds in a nuance of hawthorn. Again a touch simple, but honest and tasty. B (-)

Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2013, France (£11.95 Winedirect.co.uk)
The oldest of this quartet, but it’s still fresh, with strawberry cordial and rose hip syrup flavours and a fleshy finish. B

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