Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - with Graeme Phillips


2012 ROSE $ 19

★ Great South­ern, WA 13.8 per cent om­rah­wines. com. au Cop­pery/ salmon colour with sum­mer pud­ding aro­mat­ics, a fruity, flo­ral/ spice sweet­ness on a fresh, mid- weight palate and a semidry, non- cloy­ing fin­ish.


2012 GRE­NACHE ROSE $ 19

★ McLaren Vale, SA 13.5 per cent wood­stock­wine . com. au Musk- lolly pink, the nose and palate show­ing sweet bub­blegum and cherry- like fruit in a fresh and clean quaf­fa­ble style with a soft, fruity fin­ish.


2011 PINOT NOIR ROSE $ 22 Yarra Glen, Vic 12.5 per cent tar­rawarra. com. au Very pale, al­most cop­pery/ or­ange colour with a wishy- washy nose and equally non­de­script palate with a touch of funk its only note of in­ter­est.


2012 PINOT NOIR ROSE $ 25 ★★★ Yarra Val­ley, Vic 12.5 per cent www. chan­don. com Bright pink, the nose redo­lent of fresh rasp­ber­ries and cre` me de cas­sis, the palate nicely flavour­some with its fruit sweet­ness balanced by a savoury lick of tan­nin in a pleas­ingly light and drier, more food- friendly style.

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