Monday, December 28, 2009


- Margaret River, WA
- $17
- Screwcap
- 13.2%alc

People who know me are well aware of my generally negative views towards Australian rose, especially that made from cabernet. However, it is summer, and this one comes from my favourite cabernet region...

A visually appealling translucent mid-red colour, Wine by Brad's 2009 Rose presents a typically summer-suited fragrance of candied red cherries, creamed strawberries, lemons and kiwi fruit. Light-medium bodied, its smooth, almost creamy palate reveals a more restrained, gentle red berry fruit profile glossed over by soft acids, before finishing in a clean, moderately dry fashion with a mere hint of the candied aspects which falter so many of its contemporaries.

O Rose drinkers will certainly appreciate this more than me, as its gentle restraint and smooth balance has it sitting among the more enjoyable renditions of the style I've had lately. To maximise its pleasing texture, don't drink it straight out the fridge. Drink to 2010.
87 points

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