Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

A selection of Rosés from Bordeaux, Provence, the Languedoc, Chile & South Africa July 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

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Saint Roch les Vignes Côtes de Provence Rosé 2009, France (£6.99 Majestic)
Honest and tasty, quite deeply coloured rosé with rich, slightly jammy plummy berry flesh, quite full but just a touch simple. B-

Château Coussin Sainte Victoire Côtes de Provence Rosé 2009, France (£13.99 Oddbins)
More subtle and crisper, finer-boned, with touches of citrus to the light raspberry flavours, and a fragrant minerally finish. S-

Château Méaume Bordeaux Rosé 2008, France (£6.99 Majestic)
Bit of an oddball, with quite weighty, intense juicy plum and strawberry flesh set against an earthy, green leafiness. Will work for some, but not for everyone. B(+)

Yali Wetland Merlot Rosé 2009, Colchagua Valley (£6.49 Majestic – £4.79 until Aug 31st 2010)
Shows the plumper, plummier edge of Merlot, off-dry and slightly bland. C

Mas Belles Eaux Rosé 2009, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France (£8.99 Ocado)
Lovely fresh rosé, with quite intense but sappy flavours of apples, citrus, plums and raspberries, with a clean minerally finish. S-

Santiago Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2008, Valle Central, Chile (£8.90 QP Wines)
There’s an OK note of sappy berry, but not much else – could be fresher too. 0

Zalze Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz Rosé 2009, Coastal Origin, South Africa (£6.49 Waitrose)
Honest and juicy, with fleshy red berry but finishes just a bit bland – feels as if it was picked too ripe and had to be acidified that bit too much. C+

Categorised in: Bordeaux, Chile, Languedoc, Provence, Rosé, South Africa

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