Reviewing some rosés, with Phil and Johny.
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1: L’Estabel Cabrieres
- Languedoc 2016
- €3.40 from Auchan
I liked the smell, but did not like the taste that much, which was slightly bitter.Phil
I like the lightness, but quite a sharp taste.Johny
Quite a nice floral smell, but the taste was a bit rough and acidic.Paul
2: Merlot Rose
- Pays D’Oc 2016
- €2.49 from Auchan
Nice aroma, and a nice soft dry tastePhil
Very dry, not as fruity as I normally likeJohny
Not much of a smell. A nice and dry taste (if you like dry), a bit sharp.Paul (me)
3: Chais Du Grillon
- Ventoux 2016
- €4.09 from Auchan
Nice sweet aroma to this, but taste surprisingly bland.Phil
Smooth, but not much flavour. Easy to drinkJohny
Nice subtle smell, quite dry but a bit sour.Paul
4: Chateaux Tour de Bonnet
- Bordeaux 2016
- €4.77 from Auchan
Best one so far. Very nice smell and fruity full bodied tastes.Phil
Nice smell, fruity. Most body compared to the others.Johny
Nice smell, fruitiest of them all.Paul
A tiny bit sharp at first, but after a few sips, became very nice.
Review of comments
In these tastings, the most expensive (the Chateaux Tour de Bonnet at €4.77) was the considered the best.
However Auchan’s own brand Pierre Chanau Pays D’Oc at €2.49 is very good value.
I do want to compare some rosés again with my favourite that was not in this selection (even more expensive, but compared to UK prices, still very cheap). I will keep you posted on this.
Another interesting thing that came out of this tasting was that there is not always a correlation between aroma and taste. When tasting wines, one normally smells it first. A nice smell is part of the experience of enjoying a good wine. However the Chais Du Grillon Ventoux 2016 got good comments on the aroma, but not so good on the taste.
The Merlot Rose Pays D’Oc 2016 is the best value. It seemed to do better than some of the more expensive wines. However, this depends on how dry you like your wine. Phil really liked it, but Johny found it a bit too dry for his liking. This shows one of the advantages of reading wine reviews from a variety of people before you buy. You will have your own preferences to how dry you like your white or rosé, and can then buy or not buy to your taste.