Bandol Rosé, Domaine Terrebrune 2014
If you think rosé cannot age, this wine will change your mind. The colour here is pale salmon with onion skin hints, really not much different to the current release! The nose shows a complex bouquet of peach, rose petals, raspberries and creamy macadamia nut. Curiously, there is a whiff of toastiness here that almost resembles pink Champagne. The palate shows very subtle development in the form of orange rind and a hint of spicy rocket. This is a complex, serious and creamy rosé; the ageing lending more texture and mid-palate weight. This wine is not at peak yet and has potential to age further. Indeed, I have been fortunate to taste Terrebrune rosés at 20 years old and they are as surprising as they are astonishing.