Wednesday, 14 January 2009
It is a hot and sunny Summer's evening and we decided Rose was appropriate to drink this evening. We had a Brick Bay Wines Rose 2008 in the fridge from our trip to the vineyard in Matakana last year when we did the walk at the Brick Bay sculpture park (see Jane's writeup here).
This is a beautiful Apricot-Pink coloured Rose which tastes more alcoholic than its 12.5%. To the nose it is a big Rose and the taste is equally big. This has a medium-long tail and is reasonably dry (although not excessively so).
It took me a while to pinpoint what I was tasting, but I think the best way to describe it is that it is predominatly compromised of an alcohlic Mandarin flavour.
This is great to drink on its own and is quite complex for a Rose. We would buy this again. Easy drinking.