Wine Tasting Video: Rosés from France, Australia and Argentina

Louis Jadot Beaujolais Rosé 2008, Burgundy, France (£8.99 Tesco)
A classic spring wine, with flavours of crushed, ever-so-slightly cooked strawberries, some green apple freshness and a juicy, crunchy finish. B+

Le Rosé de Larcis Ducasse 2008, Bordeaux, France (~£10.50)
Dry and gentle, not as sappy as the Jadot, but fuller in body, still with soft, juicy strawberry fruit, and improving the longer it has in the glass. B+

Mas Janeil Côtes du Roussillon Rosé 2009, France (N/A in the UK)
A richer, headier style, quite powerful for rosé but still fresh, with a core of plummy strawberry pie character and a sprinkle of herbs on the finish. S-

Paxton Shiraz Rosé 2009, McLaren Vale, Australia (£11.50 Reserve Wines)
Good combination of plump juicy red berry and plum flesh with a fresh, slightly earthy leafy character, feels slightly off-dry, but still dainty on its feet. B(+)

Viñalba Rosé 2010, Mendoza, Argentina (£8.99 Sainsbury’s)
Initially quite tight and closed, this opens up to show quite gutsy red berry and apple fruit, but it’s let down by a slight medicinal hardness, and overall lacks the vibrancy of the best of these. B(-)

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