Singlefile Estate Rose 2008 (Denmark, WA)
This is an interesting Rose, though the RS lolly sweetness and the minty mid palate makes this feel quite disjointed. The Cabernet in this Rose style I find too raw and overtly minty to make for a truly harmonious wine, with the RS serving as a foil that doesn’t quite drown out the menthol.
Light, bright orange/pink colour, the nose has strawberry & cream lollies, musk & cranberry. The palate shows its residual sugar sweetness to start, with an initial burst of sweet pink fairy floss, from here the palate gets drier with the red berries departing and the back end taken over by cool climate Cabernet menthol & mint, just teetering on the edge of greenness, with a slight rasp of sap on the tail.
Not for me I’m afraid. 15.0