Domaine Engel Vins Dalsace Pinot Noir Tradition Rosé 2008
The Tortoise Hill range derives its name from one of Glen Carlou’s most distinctive landmarks: a rocky hill in the shape of a giant tortoise. Created to add quality and enjoyment to contemporary living, the two vibrantly fruity wines are backed by the Glen Carlou promise of consistent quality. This wine is a rich strawberry pink with a hint of cranberry red. On the nose there's delicate rose petal aromas, ripe raspberry and cherry - very clean and fresh. On the palate soft acidity balances the clean dark fruit and ripe watermelon flavours. The finish is soft and dry with lingering dark berry fruits. A lovely light aperitif wine, enjoyed by itself or with a summer salad.
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http://www.spittoon.biz/on_french_wine_and_food.html This Roussanne was superb; coupling a wonderful textural quality with a rich softness and long lasting finish. There has been a little oak aging I think with some lees stirring to add to the complexity
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(100% tempranillo, raised in older French and American oak barriques) Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of redcurrant, cherry pit and dried flowers, with hints of vanilla and cola. Shows very impressive complexity for the price, offering sweet red and dark fruit flavors and a hint of musky herbs. The spicy finish repeats the cherry note and lingers nicely. There are loads of Riojas out there selling for three times as much that don't match this wine for sheer fruit or complexity. One of the best $7 wines you'll find from Spain. The nose is bright, medicinal and floral, while the palate is loud and peppy, with sweet red fruit flavors that sport a candied coating. Fresh, tasty and simple, which is what it should be. 60% Bobal and 40% Tempranillo. - M.S. Light, fresh and firm, this brisk red offers berry, cherry and leaf flavors with a hint of vanilla. This is modest but lively. Tempranillo. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported. -TM
Wow! This wine comes across as a classy, Médoc-like Cabernet Sauvignon, which makes no sense given the fact that it is made from 100% Tempranillo, and tank-aged and fermented, with no exposure to oak! The cedary, herb-tinged, peppery, chocolatey, black cherry nose is alluring. In the mouth, the wine is surprisingly deep and rich, with medium to full body, a velvety texture, and a nicely delineated style. It is a wine to buy by the case.
This plush red is rich with chocolate and black cherry flavors, thick and almost sweet on the palate, with ripe, well-integrated tannins and a spicy finish. Drink now though 2007.
Softer, fuller and fruitier than Rioja, this 100% Tempranillo has been making friends and winning compliments here at Premier for three vintages. Three months aging in American oak casks rounds out the ripe cherry and berry flavors and lends a measure of structure to the otherwise supple finish. Incredible quality at this price.
Great mealtime red, a medium-bodied, softer, lush style with fresh berry and plum. Enough zest on the finish to hold its own with a variety of foods.