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Wandin Valley Estate Pavilion Rose

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Wandin Valley Estate Pavilion Rose

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WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Very pretty pink wine with appealing leafy/rose-like fragrances and a bright fruit palate with great acid length. Very flavoursome.
Winestate 2009
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
I think this is my favourite Wandin Valley Rose ever: I just love the intense raspberry, fruit pastille flavours, the wonderful fruitiness of it all and the marvellous balance. If you are in the Hunter Valley, call in.
Quaff 2007 2006
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Lively, fresh, juicy red fruits/redcurrant; good length and balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
Those of you who have been regular readers of Quaff may remember that Wandin Valley is the Hunter Valley winery owned by Max's in-laws, James and Philippa Davern (Max uses the more sophisticated French terms 'belle-mere and beau-pere' rather than in-laws). Consequently, Max avoids saying anything to Peter about the wine. The good news is that this is a delightful, light-bodied rose which deserves to be served lightly chilled: it has fragrant red cherry and redcurrant flavours, is soft and delicate with a gently, ever-so-slightly sweet finish that lingers.
Quaff 2005 2004
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Vivid fuchsia; fragrant cherry and mint aromas and flavours run through the bouquet and palate, which has good length and nearly balanced acidity and residual sugar. A cellar door special.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2001 Vintage) says
This is the closest you'll find to a conflict of interest in Quaff! as Pavilion is a label of Wandin Valley Estate in the Hunter Valley, which is owned by Max's in-laws. (The samples were sent to Peter by winemaker Sarah-Kate Wilson. He slipped the review in while Max was worrying about house renovations.) The wine is made from shiraz and malbec, has quite a deep-pink colour, fragrant strawberry and herbal characters, is fresh, clean and light-bodied and has a grippy tannic finish. Some might find its herbal notes distracting while others will enjoy its crisp, refreshing flavours.
Quaff 2002 2001

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