Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A High Quality Bargain

I am not much of a bargain hunter when it comes to wine, but clearly this is a good time to buy. I was offered this 2007 loose end Rose by Gibson Barossavale for less than $10 per bottle. The sun was out for a few minutes today after 10 days of rain, so it seemed a good reason to open one.

It is actually a serious rose, made from Grenache grapes, which Gibson has a lot of access to. It tastes of red cherries, very clean, not very complex, but fresh, not sweet and a crisp finish. It would hold its own amongst most good Aussie pinkies. What more would you want from a rose?

Any other good bargains you can recommend?


Debra said...

Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed our 2007 Loose End Rose, our winemaker Rob is a perfectionist when it comes to sourcing great fruit & in turn producing amazing wines. Make sure to check out the wine in the Loose End range at

Andrew Graham said...

Castle Rock Riesling 2008. $18 a bottle from cellar door and up there as one of WA's best. Will live for many years, but already delicious. Brilliant value.