MuscaDay 2015: One of the most unique and memorable roses anywhere. Smells of mushrooms, a stoner's basement and strawberry greens. Full of funky, earthy, savory elements on the palate, but the acid is amazing, and there's some white cherry and wild strawberry fruit as well (but it takes the far back seat). Chalk, almonds, dried honeycomb, lots of interesting elements to dissect.
Very dry and developed, tart pale red fruit, and a light oxidative streak balanced by refreshing acidity and a savory, mineral-inflected salinity. A zesty, long finish evokes dried fruit and flowers, delicate spice notes, and the slightly astringent tannins of old American oak. A very good match with Peking duck.
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(R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia) Light medium orange color; rancio, almond, green almond nose; green almond, marconi almond, rancio palate with medium acidity; medium finish
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