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Mediterranean Rose - BEGUILING - and on offer at £9.95

It does everything you want a pale rose to do. Drink with: A sunny day. Everything else is a foot note

Ah, Olivier Coste Rosé, dear returning friend, boon companion of summer days and lazy lockdown dreams, refreshing my sleeping senses, beguiling my mind with scents of lavender, visions of sun-haired goddesses and varicoloured gardens twinkling with dew...


 

Sorry, about that. But I'm really off on one while tasting this wine. It is a Monday (or at least it was when I penned this yesterday). But this Monday, I'm in my garden, with my vegetable patch bursting with colour and life, the sun high and bright over my head, my sombrero on, shoes and socks off, in the benign maw of Covid-19 lockdown - and I find myself with every sip entering a deliriously glowing state in which against all reason and sense and possibly dignity I imagine I am a 19th-century romantic poet...

 

Be warned: that's what a good rosé on a sunny day can do.

 

It does everything you would want a pale rosé to do.

 

It does everything you would want a pale rosé to do.

Oh so refreshing.  It's dry but with a sense of sweet citrus. There are murmurings of blackcurrant and white peach and pear drop, and that tantalising lavender-fazing-into-thyme which trips the light fantastic across the nostril hairs. This is measured, unmitigated pleasure from first drop to last.  Supremely elegant, with good texture but it's as refreshing as a sea breeze. You don't really feel alcohol. You don't feel anything sticking out; just a beautiful, charming, slightly lavender-scented, minerally current of easy pleasure. This is all down that elusive wine quality: balance.

Drink with:

A sunny day. Everything else is a footnote.

 

 

 

 

Olivier Coste Rose 2019




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