2018 Maclean Bay Pinot Rosé

In the past, Pinot Noir rosé has not been my ‘go to’ rosé.  There you go, I said it.  The reason is, they have generally lacked body, been one dimensional, a little on the sweet side and a bit like the last pinot rosé I tried and what I’m expecting the next pinot rosé to taste like.  Before you give me a hard time about that, I did say, “In the past”.

Having recently been ‘exposed’ to a number of rosés made from this delicate, perfumed and complex variety, I can honestly say, my thoughts have changed for the better.  The credit can lie squarely with examples like this one from Maclean Bay.  What a delightful wine to drink.

After a little bit of teasing it was pleasantly aromatic, which doesn’t sound like a great start, but you’ll know what I mean when you check it out.  Tasting it is where it shows its best.  Lots of flavour; strawberries, cherries and savouriness are the leaders on the palate.  Acidity is present but the wine is not built around this.  It’s the fruit that provides the structure to an obviously very well made rosé.  My advice only of course, but be careful.  Be very careful.  It’s quite delicious and easily drinkable.

Maclean Bay Wines

Region: East Coast, Tasmania     Price: $28     Source: Gift




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