Sol Negru Cabernet Sauvignon Rose
Decanter 2020 Best in Show, 97 points
At a glance, the Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé captures the essence of summer. With its peachy-gold hues, it radiates charm and promises a delicious and refreshing drop of wine. Fresh strawberries, raspberries, barberries, and a subtle creamy note define the nose. The palette is framed by beautifully balanced, succulent fruit flavors and a fine, mineral finish.
Colour: the soft petal pink is magnetic. It’s sweet-scented but without anything cloying to it, and the flavors are just deep enough to provide a fix of focussed pleasure, but not so deep as to efface the essential drinkability of this ever-more-popular wine style.
This is not easy to pull off using naturally assertive Cabernet Sauvignon grapes; the winemaking team here has judged it perfectly.
Taste: There is just a little barely palpable sweetness on the palate which adds to the overall tenderness, yet a brightly rounded acidity keeps everything fresh.