5. Chateau de Sours Rose 2013, Bordeaux, France
Also new to O’Brien’s, this is a pale peach blend of Cabernets and Merlot. Dry in style but with warm raspberry and cream aromas and a refreshingly sour twist on the rich palate, it is a particularly versatile food wine. Spending over €20 on a rosé takes consideration, but this Grenache, Cinsault and Tibouren blend provides a subtle play between expressive red fruit and steely structure. Worthy of wild salmon.
€22.95 Corkscrew, D2; 64 Wine, Glasthule; Pantry, Barna, Galway (roséwine.ie)