“Delicacy with length” is how Simon describes the Medhurst Rose 2017 - I have to agree. It’s clear, bright and a very pale copper. On the palate it’s clean and bone dry, with subtle notes of strawberry, musk, honeydew and coconut, finishing long with delicate savoury notes. Its depth, weight and smooth mouthfeel belie its pale colour. Simon has balanced the acid in this wine so well it gives it freshness and vitality without being tart or linear. Its beautiful structure and integration set this wine apart to make it so generous and drinkable.
Medhurst Rose 2017 Reviews
"Salmon tinged with copper hue. A blend of 61% Cabernet and 39% Shiraz, this is a rose built from the ground up with a burst of creamy fruit flavours ricocheting around the mouth before acidity and savoury notes enter the fray on the back-palate and super-long finish. A really serious rose". 95 points and a Special Value Rating, James Halliday, Jan 2018.
“Very pale copper with bright salmon hue. Deliciously elusive fresh fruits including strawberry and raspberry are supported by hints of fennel and white blossom of jasmine. The palate is savoury and refined with a supple creamy texture. The finish to the wine is superb, fresh fruits and a long chalky delicate phenolic edge that is the trademark of this single vineyard wine.” Randall Pollard, Heart and Soil.