This internationally famed Cape Coral Rosé 2012, with its pale coral hue was recently also singled out at a special Cape Crusaders tasting organised by Harpers in the United Kingdom as the wine that best encapsulates the modern face of South Africa. It is made with serious intent and shows great harmony, with a decidedly more masculine character and persistence than one might expect from a pink drink.
Eminent British wine critic, Jancis Robinson, had the following to say about the latest 2012 vintage Circumstance Cape Coral: “Very sophisticated nose with a lovely, delicate insistence. They really eked out Mourvèdre’s sensitive side. It’s absolutely in the mode of Provence. Very good. Very accomplished”. The wine scored 17/20 in the tasting.
It is a sophisticated rosé that is not overly fruity with a dry, yet firm character and delicate spicy nuances. Sensual red fruit, spice and some earthiness linger with great persistence, ending with a tight, dry finish, whilst the herbaceous flavours becoming more prominent as the wine ages.