Ev­ery­thing’s com­ing up rosés

It’s the drink of the sea­son. What­ever your bud­get, here’s our guide to the cork­ers

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NICOLETA OR­GANIC GRENACHE ROSÉ

(ABV 12.5%), £4.99, Lidl WITH its bright colour we ex­pected a strong taste. But we strug­gled to pick up any flavour, ex­cept sweet­ness, and it did leave a bit of an af­ter­taste. ■ Verdict: It was too sweet for us. 5/10

TASTE THE DIF­FER­ENCE ENGLISH DRY ROSÉ (ABV 11%), £11, Sains­bury’s

CRISP, fresh and per­fect for drink­ing al fresco. Had an ap­peal­ing fruity smell and a lovely strawberry flavour with a hint of el­der­flower. The bot­tle emp­tied fast.

■ Verdict: Per­fect bal­ance of flavours. 10/10

SOMOS CANTINA 34 (ABV 11.5%), £5.50, Co-op

WITH a funky la­bel and a hint of blush, it had a fresh young vibe and didn’t dis­ap­point. Fruity and re­fresh­ing with a crisp, juicy ap­ple taste. ■ Verdict: Frisky lit­tle num­ber. 9/10

QUISCO MAL­BEC ROSÉ (ABV 12%), £6.99, Aldi

A DEEP pink colour, it had the most won­der­ful bou­quet of ly­chees and ripen­ing fruit. An un­usu­ally exotic and lus­cious taste, it trans­ported us to a dreamy, far­away place. ■ Verdict: Heav­enly. 10/10

EX­TRA SPE­CIAL PINOT GRIGIO ROSÉ (ABV 12%), £6, Asda

DEL­I­CATE pink with a fruity bou­quet but there was a slightly bit­ter back­drop.

A bit like how a peach tastes when you get to the stone. ■ Verdict: Needs re­fin­ing. 6/10

FINEST MAL­BEC ROSÉ (ABV 13%), £7.50, Tesco

THE bou­quet re­minded us of lazy sum­mer days and it had depth with a fruity flavour and stand-out sal­mon pink colour

– heady and de­li­cious. ■ Verdict: Po­tent. 9/10

* PRICES COR­RECT AT TIME OF GO­ING TO PRINT. ALL OF­FERS ARE WHILE STOCKS LAST

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