Eldorado Road Luminoso Rosè 2017
Another high quality release from Eldorado Road. The 2018 may well be out soon, but I’m in catchup mode and anyway this is looking good. A blend of Nero d’Avola and Shiraz, it’s more like a textural rosato than some tangy Provence style, with lees maturation in old oak for richness. It works too, with a little creamed strawberry on the nose, then this round, finely leesy, soft edged palate. It’s ripe, full-flavoured but still shapely enough to be refreshing. A rosé that I’d want to drink.
Best drinking: Now. 17.7/20, 92/100. 13%, $25. Would I buy it? Yes. For sure.