"Gorgeous, bold rosehip colour. Bravo! Big, equally bold raspberry-cream aromas. A great thwack of ripe, pink-red berry fruit, swirling fresh fruit in with candied fruit, poached fruit, jellied fruit. Dibbed with lemon-sherbet acidity. Finishing dry and inside the white lines of ruby-grapefruit-pith bitterness. I love the audacious, unpretentious but generous simplicity of this wine. It tastes of sunshine and fruit and blue skies, and all you want with it is a stretch of sand and some charcuterie. (TC)"
16 pts, Jancis Robinson
80% Niellucciu, 20% Grenache Planted in 1999, Clay, Limestone, Schist, 4.6 ha
Sweeter, fruitier nose than YL, peaches are now ripe! Rose petals, lemon sherbert
The refreshing salinity is still there but balanced by galia melon and honeysuckle sweetness, a lick of orange peel tannins and orange bitters.
Stricter than some rosé but enough ripeness - no traces of bubblegum of confection Tom Harrow