Even though 2011 was not an easy year for red wine production, Rosewood has done an excellent job capturing the elegance of the vintage. A combination of black cherry, plum, earth, cola, cinnamon and smoke flatters the senses. Tannins are suave, and there is terrific length. Drink over the next 3 years.
You would never know that this wine is made with 30 g/l of residual sugar because of the balancing acid. The nose is expressive, with fresh-cut apple, lime, grapefruit and a subtext of minerality beginning to emerge. It’s very ripe and rich on the palate, with a full-fruit attack mingling with stony minerality, wild honey and racy acidity. Gorgeous.
A tasty little sparkler with a nose of toast, citrus, apples and fresh-baked bread. It has a delicate mousse but good vibrancy on the palate with toasty apple fruit and zesty lemon spritz on the finish. Serve as an aperitif.
This is made from 100% Chardonnay aged in 5-year-old oak barrels with zero dosage. It’s so fresh and perky on the nose with lemon, biscuit, apricot, lime, grapefruit and creamy pear with leesy-vanilla-mineral accents. It’s nicely aged but still bright and cheerful on the palate with citrus, brioche and pear flavours to go with a creamy, textured mouthfeel.
Straw-coloured with a nose of lime, this wine also offers a nose of apple and toasty oak with a barnyard note; it’s full-bodied, dry, richly extracted fruit with lively acidity.
Red berries and floral notes on the nose precede a light- to medium-bodied palate of well-balanced fruit and oak, wild strawberry and cranberry hints. Supported by fresh acidity with a subtle savoury note through a juicy finish.
Opaque plum-red. Nose of blackcurrant, lanolin, liquorice and tea. Medium-bodied, tastes of cassis and strawberry jam with a few drops of bright acidity. In the glass, opens up to chocolate and coffee scents and raisin pie flavours. Tannins are still harsh; this needs more time but will be great.