Midnight Rosé 2011* finds a counterpart in England only with Charles Palmer’s 2015 deep, wintery Rosé, also made by Will Davenport. 100% Pinot Noir from the older Hobdens vineyard site (this bottle was disgorged summer 2016 and tasted back in late 2018 – there have been further disgorgements). Four days’ maceration on the skins of Pinot Noir from this small but intensely ripe vintage has produced quite a deep and striking wine with strawberry shortcake and cranberry aromas as well as more developed pomegranate molasses, toast and cola. At a lovely stage with vibrancy, complexity and balance.


Date Tasted : 09/09/2018

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