Four rosés from Spain & Chile


Torres Natureo Rosé 2016, Spain (£5.99 Waitrose, Ocado, Amazon, Bacchus Wines, Taylor’s Fine Wine)
A fair attempt at making an alcohol-free wine, I’d probably finish a glass of this fresh, easy-going strawberry laden concoction, but I’d much rather have a decent cordial or a glass of citrus-infused water (the white version is better). 0+

Jean Leon Rosé 2016, Penedès, Spain (£14.99 Bacchus Wines, The Whalley Wine Shop, The Grape to Glass Wine Shop, Italian Continental Stores, Last Drop Wines)
Not hugely complex, but a gentle, tasty glugger with a lightly spicy edge to its red berry and blood orange flavours, nice texture too, very moreish. B+

Torres Viña Sol Rosé 2016, Catalunya, Spain (£7.00 Asda, Waitrose, Nisa, Morrisons)
Deeper, richer and rounder than the Jean Leon, with bolder berry flavours, more concentration and a juicier finish. And yet it was the Jean Leon bottle that was emptied first… B

Miguel Torres Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2015, Curicó, Chile (£10.49 Grape to Glass Wine, Taylor’s Fine Wine, Soho Wine Supply, Hoults, Amazon)
Beginning to tire, still with lots of fleshy tinned strawberry flavours, but losing its freshness and looking a little medicinal. Roll on the 2016 vintage. C

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