Penrosa 2008 Rosé - ~$6

Here we have a Spanish VdlT rosé from Bodeagas Realeza, which I assume is a typical "in name only" winery of the sort Fresh & Easy uses for its in-house wines. The grapes are Tempranillo from the Castilla Y León region in the northwest.

The wine takes a while to open up, or, I should say, warm up. Faint aromas of candied strawberry and lime zest emerged after a bit of time in the glass. Though it is dry, this is a rosé that goes in the direction of strawberry and raspberry sweetness, and perhaps a bit too far. Though it offers some fizzy effervescence early on, overall the wine struck me as a bit flat and simple.

While I can't complain much given the price, there are better, cheaper alternatives very close to hand.


Drinkability: 5.5/10
Price: 5/5
Total value: 10.5/15

1 comment:

  1. The perfect summer wine, we and several our friends are buying those by the case at least weekly.

    Why would Fresh and Easy discontinue this wine?


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