Five appetising rosés from Spain, Chile & South Africa

Chivite Gran Feudo Garnacha Rosado 2009, Navarra, Spain (£7.99 Waitrose)
Sappy young rosé packed with blackcurrant, apple & blackberry pie flavours, refreshing and juicy, with a dry, succulent finish. B(+)

Palo Alto Shiraz Reserva Rosé 2009, Maule, Chile (£7.99 Asda, Booths)
Gentle style, maybe lacking some freshness, pleasant red berry fruit, a touch off-dry. C+

Fairview Rosé 2009, Western Cape, South Africa (£7.99 Liberty Wines, SA Wines Online, Lockett Bros, Berits & Brown, Pallant of Arundel)
There’s a slightly confected edge to the flavours of strawberries (fresh and tinned), plums and cherries, quite full and fleshy with a touch of spice and a juicy tang to the finish. B(-)

Delheim Pinotage Rosé 2009/10, Stellenbosch, South Africa (£7.95 Museum Wines, Mill Hill Wines, Palmers Wine Store, Rackhams, Michael Jobling Wines, George Hill, Naked Grape)
The 2009 is fresh and fruity with an almost Sauvignon-like grassy edge, apples & blackberries – like summer pudding in a glass – with a touch of Pinotage banana. B(+)
The 2010 smells fuller and fleshier than the 2009, with plumper plum and berry flesh – if the ’09 is picnic pink, this is the one for barbecues. B+

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