Pepperilly Estate Wines Rosé 2011

This rosé from Pepperilly Estate is made from 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% shiraz.  I was half hoping that this estate’s rosé might have been made from grenache, but I suspect that went into their rather moreish grenache mourvedre shiraz blend!

Salmon pink in colour, this rosé has aromatics of rose petals and a smidgen of cedar wood.  The palate has a viscous texture, a touch of petillance, medium acid and is dry and very drinkable with some fruit sweetness evident.  You won’t go far wrong with this, particularly at only $12.  Acceptable

Abv: 12%
Price: $12
Source: sample
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Website: http://www.pepperilly.com
Tasted: 2013
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