Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2014

Rose from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 16-Dec-2014
Light pink colour with cerise hues, lighter on rim with a hint of purple. This has a very fresh, bright and aromatic nose with aromas of strawberries and cream forming a tight core. Subtle mouthwatering chalky mineral notes enhance the freshness, and a little fruit pastille confectionary lift emerges. Dry to taste and medium to medium-light bodied, the palate is tightly bound with a thirst-quenchingly dry mouthfeel. The flavours of strawberries, red florals, cranberries and quince are enticing and seductively restrained. This has good presence, with softly refreshing acidity and a little chalkiness to the palate line, leading to a long mouthwatering finish with lifted red florals. This is a dry, mouthwatering rosé with strawberry and cranberry flavours. Serve as an aperitif, with antipasto and tapas over the next 2 years. Predominantly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a small portion of Malbec, mainly from the ‘Noetzli’ Maraekakaho site, given skin contact and cool-fermented to 13.0% alc. and 2.2 g/L RS. 18.5/20 Dec 2014 RRP $19.95

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