Original tasting and review : This is Robert Oatley Rose of Sangiovese, Mudgee, Australia, 2011, finished at 13% alcohol and first sampled three years from vintage date, in November, 2014.
In the glass: Light orange with hints of pink.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows light bright fruit with a touch of funk. From the aroma, seems like this will be tangy and, perhaps, odd.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact softer and fresher than imagined, mixing light blackberries with a fleshy white wine base. Finish moves from the middle of your mouth and fades gently, without building to an acidic crescendo. Call it friendly and gentle.
In summary: Overall, rates an easy three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, and is a definite best value at a bargain price point.
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