Gerard Bertrand Clos du Temple Cabrières Rosé 2019
The ultra-luxe 2019 Languedoc Cabrières Rosé Clos du Temple is extremely limited in production. Certified organic and biodynamic, cultivated by horse and mule, handpicked, aged in new French oak and bottled in eye-catching custom glass, this wine has had everything thrown at it. So, is it worth the price of admission? For most people, the answer will come down to how much money they make and who they're trying to impress. It's certainly an excellent wine. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier, it offers sexy floral notions on the nose alongside subtle aromas of cedar shavings and hints of strawberries. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied and silky-textured, with plenty of ripeness and richness in evidence, then finishes long and gently citrusy, with modest mocha shadings.
Reminiscent of a white Burgundy, this pale rosé offers rich flavors of vanilla-laced peach, apricot and currant edged with baking spice notes, all bound by a firm acidity. Aromas of toast, rose petal and wet stone give depth through the long finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Viognier and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2023.