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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Rosés, from the Ridiculously Cheap to the Sublime
June 26, 2019



2018 Patrick Hareng Cinsault Rose le Petit Balthazar; Aroma: heady, light rather full, lightly spicy; Mouth: clean fresh fleshy low toned, spicy acid full in the mouth, a touch of zing; Good Plus - Very Good9.99; Mixed Case, 8.99; Case, 8.49

2018 Pierre Marie Chermette Beaujolais Griottes Rose; Color: pale gray rose; Aroma: heady rather sweet lightly mineral, rounded; Mouth: bright ripe clean rather herbal, rather fine, fleshy, settled acid finish; Very Good Plus17.99; Mixed Case, 16.19; Case, 15.29

2018 Ch des Demoiselles Cotes de Provence Rose; Color: very pale rose; Aroma: light pretty, rather sweet clean, lean; Mouth: clean pretty lightly sweet light fine acid, firm, nice acidity. clean some lemony length, long; Very Good Plus 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14

2018 Ch. Roquefort Côtes de Provence Rose Corail-Organic,Biodynamic; Aroma: Fresh pretty rounded nicely fleshy & floral; Mouth: Clean bright a nice concentration, nice intensity, rather broad sweet fruit, a light mineral undertone, finishes vibrant and deep; Very Good Plus16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44

2018 Terre Nere Etna Rosato; Color: very pale tan; Aroma: lightly fruity, softly pretty, extraordinarily flowery plum; Mouth: clean acid rich sweet fruit, light in aspect, bright acid rather mineral finish, long; Very Good Plus 21.99; Mixed Case, 19.79; Case, 18.69

2018 Montenidoli Toscana Rosato Canaiolo; Aroma: initially closed, some rosy depth, opens slowly to a full heady musky nose with a touch of flint; Mouth: fleshy rather juicy ripe overlying an appley acidity, with deep low toned fruit and underlying minerality, broad and firm on the long stony finish; Very Good - Excellent24.99; Mixed Case, 22.49; Case, 21.24


6-26 Rose Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $189

Instore only 6-26 Rose Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $100


2018 Domaine Ott Ch Romassan Bandol Rose; 59; Mixed Case, 53.1; Case, 50.15


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