Bass Phillip Rosé 2010

The first thing that strikes you about this wine is the bottle.  I didn't take a picture of it, but think a rolling pin with one arm, with 70s style design on the label.  Interesting in the crazy uncle sense of that word.  This wine has quite a lot going on: stalk, peach and struck match on the nose.  On the palate, similar, with good length too: something not often seen in a rosé.  The catch is that, while the quality is frankly very good, it is expensive for a rosé with a high $20s price point.

Rating: Good, Abv: 12.2%, Price: high $20s, Website:, Tasted: 2011
September 11, 2011


craig underhill said…
Thanks for this review. We have been suprised at how much rose we have been selling these days. Well suprised but not suprised. Suprised in that you often hear negative comments probably form people who havent drunk rose for a very long time. If you approach them with out prejudice there are some great roses available now-dry, crisp, complex fruit, great to enjoy on their own, with a asian food, with a salad, with a bbq, at a picnic, just about anything! Pleased to see roses being reviewed and discussed seriously.
Sean Mitchell said…
Thank you for your thoughts, and I agree. I like rosé - the perfect lunch or warm weather wine - so I suspect you won't find too much prejudice here! With this particular rosé, like some others (although I've ranked this one ahead of most), it deserves to be reviewed because, well, it's good.


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