Drank this at Extra Space @ Boon Keng for a Rosé tasting session. Tasted alongside the Drumsara Pinot Rosé, Orliac Bergerie de L'Hortus Coteaux du Languedoc Rose de Saignee, Château Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé and Turkey Flat Rosé (all from the 2012 vintage.)
Colour is turning Orangy-pink, perhaps a sign of its age? Rosés are best drank within the first 2 years of harvest, so this is a considerably 'aged' rosé.
Wine has a petroleum nose upon opening, probably as it was kept under screwcap for the past 4 years. Nice notes of orange peel and citrus fruits followed.
On the palate this wine is light, with soft notes of kamquat, strawberries and salak.
An interesting experience tasting a 4 year old rosé.
I have never liked rosés, and I probably never will. But it was about time to challenge my prejudice and broaden my horizon with a small tasting with some colleagues from work. This is made from Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto, Pretty intense raspberry/orange color. Expressive nose of red fruits, but also some dark fruits and a touch of spices. Medium body, smooth, no hard edges, but it misses some acidity to provide freshness. Overall it leaves a cotton-candish kind of impression (without being sweet) and was not my cup of tea at all.
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