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ROSÉ 2017 Marlborough, South Island
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer OYSTER BAY
Bright day-glo light reddish salmon colour. Slightly spicy, attractive, ripe melon-apple puree nose with some mineral notes. Fairly dry, medium to medium-light bodied, quite well structured, ripe plum-apple-cherry puree flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, crisp finish. Ready-to-drink. Made with Pinot Noir, it has 13.5% alcohol (up from 13% last year) and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number 1658L6328 on the back label. Screwcap closure. The recommended 2016 (**/**+) was released on July 22, 2017 at $18.95. CSPC 493171
Type Rosé Table Wine
Agent Del Can
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Dry, Spicy, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This distinctive, highly satisfying wine is from pinot noir grown in the Wairau Valley. Full of personality, it is pale pink, with an enticingly scented bouquet. Full-bodied (13.5% alc/vol) and fleshy, it has strong, vibrant red-berry and plum flavours, with a gentle touch of tannin giving backbone, and a lasting, dry finish. Fine value. Score - 4.5 Stars (out of 5) (Michael Cooper, michaelcooper.co.nz, Jan. 18, 2018) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 23, 2018
Cases bought 619 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:    - Poor   * Very Basic     *+ OK    ** Good    **/**+ Very Good    **+ Excellent    *** Outstanding    ***+ Superb

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