Review: 2016 Chateau Auguste Rose Bordeaux

Review: 2016 Chateau Auguste Rose Bordeaux

Here’s a rarity ’round these parts: Rose Bordeaux. This one’s made from 85% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon, and 5% cabernet franc. The winery is positioning it as a cocktail ingredient in sangria, gin fizzes, palomas, and more, but it also works as a light aperitif on its own.

Closer in flavor to a standard white blend than the berry-laden rose to which you might be accustomed, this unsual wine layers on the notes of green apple, white flowers, and a tropical pineapple character. It’s a bit of a jumble at times, and surprisingly dry considering the amount of fruit in the mix — though the camphor notes are a bit much at times.

B / $17 / chateauauguste.com

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