Mitchell Harris Rosé 2012 (Pyrenees & Macedon, Vic)
12.5%, Screwcap, $19.95
I have a bit of a history with this wine, having liked the 2011 and 2010 before it. This is nothing if not consistently good and this does it again.
Again a blend of early picked Pyrenees Sangiovese and Macedon Pinot Noir (65/35) built with texture and refreshment in mind.
Superb colour on this from the start – a brilliant coppery pink/orange. The nose has understated strawberry and berry fruits with the lightly ferrous edge of Pyrenees Sangiovese, the palate too a very clever composition of the soft beauty of rosy Pinot Noir fruit and the more animale and rustic Sangiovese. I think the acidity is just a fraction twangy but that is also part of the style.
Good stuff. I’d happily drink a bottle.
Score: 17.5/20 91/100
Would I buy it? If I was in the mood for Thai and spotted this in the bottle shop fridge I’d buy it.
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