Drinking Outside The Box

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Wine Tasting Video: Rosés from France, Italy & Chile August 27, 2013 at 10:57 am

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The Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2012, France (£5.99 Aldi)
Gentle red berry and wrinkled apple, with a touch of peach. OK flavour, but would like a little more wine in my glass. C(+)

Barone Ricasoli Albia Toscana Rosé 2011, Italy (£11.99 Yorkshire Vintners, vintagemarque.com)
Quite a rounded, rich style with soft peach melba flavours (red berry and vanilla), a touch of tannin and a juicy finish. B(+)

Vidal Fleury Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2012, France (£12-£13 Amazon.co.uk, Waples Wines, La Zouch, Hailsham Cellars)
There’s almost a sandy, spicy note mixed in with the tangy citrus, apple and raspberry flavours, good refreshing style. B(+)

Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2011, France (£10.99-£11.99 Amps Fine Wine, East Coast Wines, Sandhams Wine Merchant, Taste Fine Wines, Vintage Marque)
Gutsy for rosé, with almost peachy cherry and red berry flavours and a hint of vanilla. Soft but still finishes fresh, tasty wine. S-

Yali Wetland Merlot Rosé 2012, Colchagua, Chile (£7.49 Majestic)
Seemed a bit simple to start with but blossomed to show gentle summer pudding and apple (fresh and cooked) fruit, simple but attractive just-off-dry style. C+

Torres Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé Reserva 2012, Valle Central, Chile (£8.49 Soho Wines, Dorset Wine Co, Wines of Interest, Tanners, Peter Graham Wines)
I like the blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry flavours, and the spicy overtone, but there’s just a touch of the medicinal in here that stops me liking it even more. B-

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1 Comment

  • Nicky Burston says:

    Hi Simon

    Forgive me for contacting you through the web, not sure if my emails are getting through. Just wanted to check you had received our invitation to the Von Buhl Event next Thursday and if you were able to join us?!

    Kind regards
    Nicky

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