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Wine Tasting Video: Rosés Part II – from the Rhone, Chile, Spain & Australia July 20, 2011 at 10:53 am

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Guigal Cotes du Rhône Rosé 2009, France (£9.99 Amps Fine Wines, Hailsham Cellars, Yorkshire Vintners, www.vintagemarque.com)
Showing some mellow maturity, but its plummy, earthy orange and raspberry flavours tinged with vanilla, nuts and burnt sugar are rather appealing – rosé for white Burgundy fans. B+
(Hey, Guigal, update your website! – above link is to the 2008…)

Turkey Flat Rosé 2011, Barossa Valley, Australia (£13.00 Four Vintners, Hailsham Cellars, Mullwood Wine, Selfridges, Slurp, The Vineyard)
Rather young at the moment (it’s not due in the country till August), but already tasty with crisp Coxes apple freshness set against fuller plum and fresh strawberry juice flavours. B(+)

Torres Viña Sol Rosé 2010, Catalunya, Spain (£6.49-£7.29 Waitrose, Majestic)
Seems simple to start with but gets better the more you taste it, as the strawberry and plum flesh comes out of its shell and the earthy, spicy notes emerge. Finishes with richness and softness, but never loses freshness. B+

Marquesa de la Cruz Garnacha Rosé 2010, Campo de Borja, Spain (£7.49 Waitrose)
Big red berry, apple, citrus and spice with an earthy warm heart, fuller than the Torres and very friendly, but just a touch simple. B(-)

Torres Las Mulas Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2010, Valle Central, Chile (£8.99 Waitrose)
Another one that makes up for with flavour what it lacks in subtlety – a cocktail of red berries and blackcurrants. B(+)

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