Salil wrote:Mark Lipton wrote:As can be found in the Goodbye Ryan thread, I recently opened a bottle of the 2010 Baudry Chinon Rosé which was, as usual, drop dead gorgeous: less fruity now than a year ago, but still quite lively with great mineral and herbal notes and a delightful lightness. At its price point, I can't think of a finer rosé.
Even at other price points, does rosé get much better than Baudry's?
Have you tried the 2011 yet Mark?
Ryan M wrote:For me, Spanish roses are the most consistently satisfying (especially for the price), and this is amongst my most favorite. Had it sometime in the past few weeks.
Bodegas Faustino, Faustino VII Rose, Rioja 2009
Black cherry, blackberry, strawberry, with hints of leather and spice on the finish. Very nice fruit and body, a very satisfying rose. ***
Should also give a shout out to my notes in the Goodbye Ryan thread, and the awesome Baudry Chinon Rose 2010!
David M. Bueker wrote:2011 Arnot-Roberts Touriga Nacional Rosé Luchsinger Vineyard
Literally my first word on tasting this was WOW! What a great blend of berry and tropical fruit tones. There's great balance as well, with the wine drinking so easily I thought it was evaporating in the glass. Amazingly refreshing and really just fabulous. This is my favorite Rosé, eclipsing even the vaunted Baudry.
Bruce Hayes wrote:DOMAINE DES CARTERESSES TAVEL ROSÉ 2011
A blend of Grenache (50%), Mourvèdre (15%), Clairette (13%), Picpoul (12%), and Syrah (10%)
Bright cherry red in the glass. A bit darker than I am accustomed to seeing in a rose.
Cheesy, spicy on the nose.
Medium weight, cheesy, apple, raspberry, cherry, good acidity, clean and refreshing, juicy, with a bitter bite.
Rather bitter on the finish.
Weighing in at 14 abv, which, to my mind, is rather high.
Purchased at $15.95 (Canadian).
Tim York wrote:I've been promised a taste next Tuesday of a legendary pink rarity, le Rosé des Riceys http://www.wineterroirs.com/2009/11/ros ... iceys.html made from Pinot Noir grapes in the Aube part of the Champagne region. I don't think I have ever seen a bottle of this on sale so I am quite excited about it.
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