The Mulderbosch rose demonstrates, once again, that you don’t have to spend more than $10 to get terrific pink wine
Is the Mulderbosch rose pink wine for The Holiday that Must Not be Named? Check.
Does it have a screwcap? Check.
Consistent quality? Check.
Tremendous value? Check.
The 2017 vintage (which we’re getting now because the southern hemisphere is six months ahead of the northern in the harvest cycle) is much fresher and more flavorful than the 2016 that I tasted at the end of last year. That’s a reminder that most roses don’t age well, and you should always buy the most recent vintage and never one that is more than 18 months old.
The Mulderbosch is an odd rose since it’s made with cabernet sauvignon, which is a heavier-tasting grape than rose needs. But that’s rarely a problem with the wine; this vintage shows a little cabernet zippiness and some blackberry fruit, as well as a classic rose clean finish. Highly recommended, and a candidate for the 2019 $10 Hall of Fame.
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