Miguel Torres (Chile) San Medin Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2006
Miguel Torres of Spain was one of the first foreign investors into Chilean wine. He has been operating in Chile since 1979, and is a great modernising force for South American winemaking. This rosé from the Curico Valley is one of a range of Chilean wines carrying the Torres name. In a screwcap bottle, it has a rich Pomegranate colour and a warm, earth and spice nose of berry fruits that is more red wine-like than some pinks. On the palate this is rich and robust, but there is a definite sweetness here that takes the edge off of the deep, very intense fruit. This is a full-bodied and weighty, and is definitely a more structured and food-friendly style of rose, but the acidity is crisp and this is a fine rendition of the style. £5.99, Waitrose and Booths.