September 20, 2013
Tawse 2009 Spark Rosé
(Re-Tasted September 2013) ... Friday night, I can't think of a better reason to pour a glass of bubbly - it's a personal celebration of getting through another week. Tonight I felt like a Rose in the bubbly department and also decided not to dive very deep into the cellar as I picked out this rather recent release from Tawse. It's still a pretty (in colour) and delicate bottle, but the nose has definitely changed over the past two years since first I tried it. The aromas have become very sweet in nature: apple, raspberry and lemonade - quite inviting. But the palate is far from sweet, in fact it is downright mouth puckering, sure there's a hint of fresh raspberry mixed in for added flavour, but what really stood out is the great lemon / citrus which brings with it a massive hit of cleansing acidity ... for those who like to smell 'em sweet but taste 'em dry this has turned into something you can really dig in to.