Mulderbosch is one of the easier names to pronounce when it comes to South African wine. (Try spitting out Boekenhoutskloof or Hermanuspietersfontein … ) And that’s a good thing when it comes to finding and asking for their Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon. Year after year, this wine delivers generous flavor and fascinating fragrance. I like to serve it ice cold on a hot summer day, letting it warm in the glass, if possible, to reveal more texture. This year’s edition is particularly ripe, the vintage was very good, and it remains a delicious bargain.
2016 Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé $13 srp*
A dark, salmon color. Floral (rose petal) and peppery notes on the nose with strawberry and watermelon overtones. The flavors are refreshing and minerally with zesty pear, strawberry, rhubarb and cranberry-like notes. “Juicy,” with good body and a nice steely finish that refreshes, this is a good all-purpose summer choice. Drink it over the next 18 months.
88/100 points – a best buy
*Shop around. Can be found in our market for around $10.