Highly Pointed Great Price
P.B. Burgoyne Barossa Valley Rose 2017
Region: Barossa, SA
This is the final blend created by Benjamin though we did purchase some components. I mention this as recently I noted a rose from this supplier was pointed 97/100, a very high score for a white or rose. Benjamin only deals in the best though I mention this to provide extra comfort that this is a very great Rose.
Oddly while white wines have the fresh taste we enjoy when grown in a cool climate Roses are far more interesting when from a warm climate when varieties like Grenache, Mataro and Cinsault provide depth of flavour and complexity. Thus in our view a Barossa rose has far more appeal than for example a rose made from cool climate Pinot Noir.
We are traditionalists at Glug and have reverted back to the Barossa styles of the 1950s and 1960s which were made from Grenache. Mateus taught Australians how to enjoy rose but it was ordinary and quite sweet. It is then satisfying to find a new interest in a bone dry advanced style.