A Wine Lover’s Diary, part 784: Red, White, and Roses

Tasted three wines of note:

Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017 (Rhône, $53.95, Vintages #959627; to be released April 3rd)
Deep purple-ruby in colour; spicy, cedary, blackberry nose with a note of sage; full-bodied, dry, savoury, blackberry and black olive flavours; richly extracted and beautifully balanced, with a lively spine of acidity and ripe tannins; lovely mouth-feel and a note of bitter chocolate on the finish. (93)

Henry of Pelham Rosé 2020 (Niagara Peninsula; $14.95, LCBO #613471)
Pink with a bluish tint; a bouquet of strawberry and watermelon; medium-bodied, dry, red berry and cranberry flavour; well-balanced. (89)

White Cliff Rosé Winemaker’s Selection 2020 (Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand; $14.95, LCBO #13297)
Light salmon in colour; cherry nose with a light floral note; medium-bodied, dry, cherry and cranberry flavours carried on fresh acidity. Versatile food wine. (89)

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