Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Anatu Swartland Rose 2009 83+ Points

Anatu Swartland Rose 2009 83+ Points

Clear, day bright, salmon/sunset color with coppery bronze rim, medium concentration, medium plus viscosity, no gas.

Clean, medium plus intensity, delicate red plums, just ripe cherries, earthy, cpicy "winey", subtle oak integration with slight nutty / yeasty note.

Dry with some residual sugar, medium plus acidity, medium plus alcohol, low plus tannin with slight phenolic note, new earthy flavours, cherries and spicy pepper mix, ripe structure well supported by crunchy style, alcohol slightly overpowering for a Rose (14.5 ABV), medium complexity and medium plus lenght, now until 2016.

85% Shiraz and 15 % Mourvedre, barrel fermented and brief sojourn in, with extended lees contact, good food wine, served it at 9 degrees celsius with a caesar salad.