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This rosé was a surprise, with a luscious bouquet of ethereal honey and sweet caramel. I did not taste the strawberry notes that others have mentioned in describing this wine. On the tongue it has flavors of sherry but quite dry, and with plenty of acidity. The cork had a nice tight fit, so I don’t attribute the slight hint of raisin to oxidation. Some people enjoy that flavor and some don’t, but I find that it’s very pleasant as an aperitif.

Domaine de La Sanglière is in the south of France, the Côtes de Provence, and the rosé is a blend of Cinsault and Grenache, very typical of the region. The wine is a nice value at $12.00.