|Pink. Sexy pink|
Jamsheed Jose Rose 2010 (Yarra Valley and Great Western, Vic)
14%, Screwcap, $18
I’m a little late with this one as it has, quite possibly, already sold out. Needless to say if you still have some you are on a winner, as it’s an unquestionably smart pink. It’s made from Shiraz mainly with a small sprinkle of Chardonnay too. He’s a clever man is that Gary Mills (Mr Jamsheed).
It’s juicy stuff that’s for sure, with strawberries etched with a lemon tang and background vanilla on the noes. Palate too is all juicy fruit rounded out by leesy textural weight (It spent 10 months on lees in an old barrel). That citrussy tang suggested on the nose backs everything up, counterbalancing the barrel weight. In some ways this is more light red than rose, but that sexy round juiciness makes it plain titillating.
I’m all for titillation. Good booze indeed. 17.7/92