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Monday, December 9, 2013

Chateau De Sours Rosé 2012 - A Beauty From Bordeaux

The Reverse Wine Snob: Chateau De Sours Rosé 2012 - A Beauty From Bordeaux
You won't sour on this tasty blend.

70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux, France.

SRP of $18 and available for as low as $14. Sample submitted for review. Imported by Old Bridge Cellars.

From the bottle:
"Made from beautifully ripe and luscious Merlot and balanced nicely by a little Cabernet Franc, this wine displays all of its usual hallmark characteristics. It is a pale but vivacious strawberry rose colour with a gentle nose of fine, clean and intense fresh fruit flavours, which after a little air develops further aromas of grapefruit, raspberry and some delicate mineral characteristics. On the palate it shows the same enticing register of complex red summer fruits, with hints of bubblegum and mouth-watering strawberries and cream. It is surprisingly full and rich, but balanced by a lovely refreshing acidity and a long dry finish.
'Probably the best rosé in the world' AW

12.5% Alcohol"
The 2012 Chateau De Sours Bordeaux Rosé begins with fresh aromas of red currant, strawberry and a hint of cranberry. There's even a little slate minerality that's quite nice. Tasting the wine reveals more minerality, nice strawberry and raspberry fruit and even a hint of sea salt that I love so much in a good rosé. The berry fruit turns zesty on the long, dry finish. This is a really tasty and flavorful blend!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 8              Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 7.5




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