2020 Cobaw Ridge Il Pinko Rose
You’d put this in the top three Australian rose wines for sure, though, that being said, one of the great Australian wines overall anyway. Our Tempier/Clos Cibonne/Lopez de Heredia, or something like that.
Sweet-sour cherry aromas, rose hip tea, pot pourri scents and flint/wet pebble mineral whiffs. The palate is taut, fine, brilliantly fresh with shards of crystal and licks of talc and pumice. More rose hip tea, some amaro-like bitterness, exotic spice, blood orange to finish. Impressive length, amazing texture, so much detail, a wine of serious pedigree in the style. Drink 2021 - 2026.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (July 2021)