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2007 Festival Rose

Tasted: 24 Sep 2008  /  Cost When Tasted: $14
Reviewed By: Mike Supple
Type: Dry Rosé Wine
Grape(s): Merlot
Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Thoughts: Bright ruby color with a salmon rim, almost like a watered down Cosmo. Impressive weight for a rosé, yet remains clean and fresh. There is a touch of residual sugar, but it is balanced well by the acid.

Tastes/Smells: Candied strawberry, raspberry, clay, rose petals, orange zest, wet minerality
Body: Medium
Tannin: Low
Acid: High
Sugar: Low
Length: Medium

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Drink Timeline: 2008 - 2009


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2007 Festival Rose

Tasted: 04 Apr 2008  /  Cost When Tasted: $14
Reviewed By: Mike Supple
Type: Dry Rose Wine
Grape(s): Merlot
Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Thoughts: Nice deep pink color with a hint of salmon tint. Bright and fresh on the nose. The terroir of Pomerol really comes through with a nice clay and chalk minerality leading to a lingering strawberry and honey finish.

This has amazing complexity for a rose, while maintaining good acid to keep it refreshing. Coming from an outstanding piece of Bordeaux (next door to Chateau Petrus - one of the most expensive and sought after wines in the world), this is a screaming deal. The perfect wine to drink all spring and summer by itself and with appetizers. Light enough to go with fish and vegetable dishes, yet bold enough to pair with meatier pork, chicken and duck. Made from 100% Merlot.

Tastes/Smells: Candied strawberries, raspberries, rose petals, honey, cool minerality, blackberry, cherry, clay, chalk, honey
Body: Medium
Tannin: Low
Acid: Medium
Sugar: None
Length: Long

Food Suggestions: Fish, vegetables, pork, chicken, duck
Drink Timeline: 2008 - 2010