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Sarah Rosé Clairet 2010

France » Bordeaux » Chateau Saint Sulpice » Sarah Rosé Clairet 2010

Summary

This delightful rosé, blended from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is based on a venerable Bordeaux wine type called “Clairet” which gave us, in English, the nick name for Bordeaux, Claret.

Darker and with more substance than most rosé wines but still charmingly fresh and lively on the palate, this is a classic rosé and a delicious wine for all meals served out of doors or in warm weather.

Easy to drink, it is to be enjoyed young on all occasions and served chilled. A fitting pre-dinner drink, it is also an ideal accompaniment to appetizers, cold meat platters, white and grilled meat, not to mention salads and desserts.

Notes

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Varietal: Merlot: 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 30%

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Tara Q. Thomas
    Date: Monday, August 1, 2011

    "From a 100 -acre estate in Entre Deux- Mers, this blend of merlot (70%)and cabernet sauvignon (30) is built for bistro dishes like steak tartare. With its dark raspberry fruit and gravelly tannins, it would register as more red than rose if it weren't for the acidity and herbal notes, elements that keep it lively and refreshing."

    Grade: Best Buy
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Monday, August 1, 2011

    "Medium red (!). Cherry, redcurrant and gingerbread on the nose. Fleshy and broad but dry, offering chewy red berry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of candied rose. Finishes with good length and peppery bite, repeating the gingerbread note. This is a very traditional style of Bordeaux that barely exists anymore and straddles the line between rose and red wine; it would be great with a roasted chicken or a mushroom-based dish."

  • Wine Image The Wine Buzz Author: Unlisted
    Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011

    "Hot pink color and vibrant aroma of spice and strawberry preserves; good depth of flavor, with notes of dark, chocolate and cranberries, and a long, crisp finish"

    Grade: Recommended

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