Friday, 16 November 2018
Hidden Creek Rosé 2018
I popped in to see winemaker Andy Williams on the weekend to pick up a few samples he wanted me to check out. I asked him about this Rosé, and just like a proud father with that gleam in his eye, you could tell he was pretty excited about this release.
Rosé made from Merlot. A swirl of the glass and a sniff and I reckon he might be on to something. I find out later this has picked up two silver medals recently. Fair enough too.
Bone dry and savoury, it has a coral red appearance about it. Whiffs of dried red flowers, rhubarb, dried cranberries and hints of watermelon juice. The fruit coats the mouth with ease and rolls around like a ball of flavour. You get a taste of watermelon husk too. A creamy texture and some dried herbs are brushed across the palate leading to a long, soft spicy finish. Tick.
There's a large dam outside the Hidden Creek Cellar Door with tables chairs under big shady trees. Park yourself there or a similar environment and your worries are cured with a large pour of this. Smart stuff indeed.
Region: Granite Belt
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