Two Impressive Rosés from - Matthew Jukes

Two Impressive Rosés from - Matthew Jukes

2022 Château Beaulieu, Cuvée Alexandre, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence (£18.95)
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I know this wine well, having followed it for many years, and I cannot remember a more immediately delicious vintage than this delightful 2022. Lovely and pure with superb ‘white wine freshness’ and impressive length, the pink melon and rhubarb stalk fruit notes are spot on here, and the silky texture and crisp acidity make it an ideal candidate for all-day al fresco drinking when the mercury rises.
17.5/20 (Drink now)

2022 Château du Rouët Rosé, Villa Estérelle, Côtes de Provence (£18.95)
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Gosh, this wine came out of left field. I actually drank it three times in a week, each in entirely different circumstances, and it impressed me greatly on each occasion. Smooth, pure, ravishingly energetic on the finish, with chalky minerality and energising zip, Estérelle is a classic game of two halves – the first, a languid, soothing, elegant palate and the second, a crisp, electrifyingly refreshing finish. Given its price, it also undercuts some of the big names, so do not miss out.
18/20 (Drink now)
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