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Monday 3 January 2011

Patina Rosé 2008

It may not be a bed of roses, but this one has certainly been fuelled by many a glass.

I've been very impressed by the Rosé wines coming out of Orange and indeed it is a destination on my radar.  

I was first introduced to the wines of Patina via their Sticky Tea Riesling and also have sampled their Cabernet Sauvignon.  I've been most impressed all up.  This is a blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a splash of Cabernet Franc - the latter providing some additional depth. Very little residual sugar, 3g/l, there is some sweetness from the ripe fruit.

The aroma offers savoury notes with background berry fruits.  The palate shows a slight creaminess on entry, leading to a big mid-palate: filling the mouth with some spice, savoury notes and a slight earthen note.

The finish is big, dry and lengthy.  The aforementioned spice lingers in the mouth.  An excellent representation of the savoury, dry style.  Another impressive offering from Orange.

Source: Sample
Price: $18
Closure: Screwcap

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