Murdock Rosé 2005


I hadn't intended to cellar rosé for a decade, but here we are.  While rosé does not seem to age in dog years like say sauvignon blanc or frankly some chardonnay, this wine proves unexpectedly fresh and enjoyable, deftly deferring its candidacy for sauce.  Absent further information - the label (Murdock) seems to have disappeared a few years ago, I would guess from its colour and viscosity that it's grenache dominant.  The wine itself reminds of nectarines and spice, and has a dry and balanced finish.  Only its slightly cloudy expression and the orange hue hint at its true age.  Most unexpectedly good.

Rating: Good
Abv: 13.9%
Price: n/a
Vendors and website: n/a
Tasted: 2016

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