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Drink Pink: Mulderbosch Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon

As part of my own little Drink Pink
initiative, I opened another rosé the other night. It was no Belle Glos, but it was pretty good.

image from farm3.static.flickr.com 2009 Mulderbosch Rosé, Stellenbosch, South Africa
$10.99, Dep’s Fine Wines
(formerly Liquor Direct)

The Mulderbosch Rosé is made from Cabernet Sauvignon. Because it’s made from a hefty grape, so to speak, it’s a fairly hefty rosé, and would handle food nicely. In fact, the back of the bottle recommends crab cakes, chicken satay, spring rolls with ginger, herb rubbed turkey, ratatouille, and fruit-glazed pork chops.

The nose was lovely, filled with roses, strawberries, and cherries.

I found it started out a little like drinking a Sweet Tart candy. Now, I love Sweet Tarts, but I’m surprised when I find them in my wine. There was also a lot of tart cherry and pomegranate. As the wine warmed up a little, I noticed a slightly herbal finish, gradually supplanting all that tartness.

It’s a good wine, especially for the price.

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Posted by Michelle at 10:21 am in Drink Pink! (BCRF), Tastings, Wine Notes | Permalink | Comments (5)

5 Responses to “Drink Pink: Mulderbosch Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon”

  1. Matt.mmwine says:

    Great review, thanks. I am all about Rose, and spent a good deal of the summer enjoying many. I love how you can have a fruit forward Rose like Graham Beck versus a dry citrus one like Commanderie de Peyrassol Rose 2008.
    I had the 2006 vintage of this wine and reviewed it on my blog last year http://is.gd/4vTXD .. I’ve also spoken about a few others when I did a television segment on Rose wine on Daytime. You can find a link to it on the blog. I try to explain that rose is not white zinfandel, and you can get a nice, structured wine without it being sugary sweet. And for the people who LIKE white zin, something like the Graham Beck can be a good gateway wine from sugar water to fine wine!

  2. Hey, we found this here after an quick yahoo search. Fine site you got here! Keep it up!

  3. Tilda says:

    We had the Mulderbosch Rose of Cab Sauv last night as an apertif at our WinewomenPSP dinner at Bing Crosby’s (Palm Springs area). Loved its strawberry-sour cherry freshness and gorgeous color!

  4. christina says:

    where can i find it? whole foods, trader joes, wine website?

  5. Tilda says:

    Hey, Christina – saw the Mulderbosch Rose at World Market/Cost Plus. Have you seen their wine section lately? Lots of goodies!

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