This month 10 of us met at Mark and Linda's to try some summer Rose Wines, shame the sun didn't think about showing its head all day :(
Rose wines (sorry can't get the little thingy over the 'e') are really suited to a relaxing afternoon in the garden in the summer or somewhere hot and sunny abroad, however, we opted for the dining room with plenty of delicious food for our tastings.
I hate to generalise (something I never do, ha ha) but really they were mostly all ok, in that general kind of way, Karen M wanted to use the word 'bland' but too harsh made her come up with another, after a number of no, not that word, no not that word either, we settled on inoffensive (seemed fair).
What they had going for them was their delicate salmon colour none of the deep harsh pinks you sometimes get. Most were dry (thank goodness).
The older 2009 Pinot Noir had a weird slightly musty smell, some thought toasty or toasty nuts (behave !) although still maintained a clean fresh taste.
The winner by far was the 2012 Sancerre at £9.99 french 12.5% bought at Tesco, this bottle emptied quicker than all the others, thank the Stones for bringing this along.
Sorry its a brief Blog this month but up to my eyes in work, saying that you may be very pleased its short this time.
Anyway time to stick a cork in it.
Bye S x