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Richard Hamilton Gida's Rose

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Made by Leconfield Wines, Gida is Richard Hamilton's mum, and this cheeky little 'rozay' is made from merlot in a dryish style. Aromas of red fruits, stone fruits and subtle toasted vanilla waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is quite fulsome for a Rose, with strawberry flavours, some nice cleansing acidity, fine tannins, and a soft, gentle finish. This would be great with some BBQ chicken drumsticks.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Medium straw with attractive green tints.

Nose: The aromas are restrained and elegant showing some peach blossom characters with a subtle oak influence that gives a hint of vanilla.

Palate: This is a medium bodied, tightly structured wine that shows graceful yet persistent nectarine fruit flavours. It finishes clean with a bright, soft acidity.

Food: An excellent companion for poultry, seafood or pasta.

Cellaring: The wine should drink well over the next 4-6 years. Expect the colour to show more golden tints in four or so years and the nose and palate to develop attractive French toast flavours.

Alcohol: 13.0%

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Richard Hamilton Gida's Rose

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2012 Vintage) says
Jubey berry aromas and full palate with attractive flavours and good measure of sweetness.
July/Aug Winestate 2013
WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Crisp, clean wine with a lovely crunchy apple character. Good sugar/acid balance.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Winestate May/Jun 2012
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
88
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
McLaren Vale seems to effortlessly deliver great rose. Here, it's mid-red-coloured and full of light, bright wild strawberry and raspberry fruits and nicely balanced sweetness. Lingering strawberry-candy finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
There is a subtle infusion of oak immediately obvious on the bouquet, but not so much on the tangy palate, which flourishes with citrussy acidity. Well priced.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Lifted aromas of guavas and cashews. Caramelly palate with nice crisp acid backbone.
Winestate 2009
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Plenty of small berry red/strawberry grenache fruit; some length, and a balanced finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
88
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Light-bodied; clean, fresh stone fruit and melon aromas and flavours, with a neatly judged touch of oak. Drink sooner rather than later.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Complex wine; excellent melon and stone fruit with classy barrel ferment inputs; medium-bodied; impeccable balance and length; squeaky acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Elegant, soft nectarine fruit aromas and flavours; subliminal oak; good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
89
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
Most of the newly repackaged Richard Hamilton wines are over $15, but this refined and lemony chardonnay (with more of those wafery, vanilla flavours and some really well-balanced oak characters) is just under and is terrific value.
Quaff 2005 2004

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