Yellowglen Perle Vintage Rosé, Extended Bottle Maturation 2008, $25
This shows genuine aged complexity and is a great bargain at the price. With a mid salmon-pink hue and a mellow, developed bouquet showing smoky, savoury spice aromas with a toasted nut overtone. Not fruity, but rich and savoury, multi-layered and attractively mature. Delicious wine. (12 per cent alcohol; cork.)
Score: 91 ★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: No, drink up.
Food: Pretzels and mixed nuts.
Stockists: Templestowe Cellars (Vic.); David Jones Market St, Sydney and Bourke St, Melbourne.
Ranked #7 of 34 2008 Pinot Noir Blend tasted from Australia