Sunday, March 04, 2007

2005 Mas Carlot ROSE "Cuvée Tradition" (Rhone Valley, France)

This was an excellent, food-friendly rosé.

Bright pink color with a slight orangey tint. Although an orangey tint in a rosé isn't usually a good thing -- usually it means the wine is losing freshness -- this wine was in perfect condition and will drink well for another several months.

Fresh ripe nose of raspberries and strawberries, with a bit of fragrant, earthy minerality. Beautiful, fruity, bright, mouthfilling flavors. Not complex, but who cares. Lots of fun to drink with spicy dishes. 89. $9 at many Richard's stores.

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