A lovely rose-gold Rosé, richly perfumed with aromas of ripe strawberries and tangerine. Compelling and complex with subtle flinty notes, lemon thyme and a little spice as it unfurls in the glass.
It’s just a little above your regular Rosé in terms of weight – a smooth gloss and creaminess, the flavours glide seamlessly along the palate. Ripe strawberry, blood orange and a hint of dried herbs. Bright citrus acidity lifts the flavours and zips them through to a dry and gently textured finish. Complex, beautifully balanced with exceptional texture and excellent length.
Past vintages have received glowing reviews...
2020 Bastardo - SILVER MEDAL - 93 POINTS
"This is no shrinking violet. The wine verges on full bodied with layers of phenolics that serve as shelves for the fruit: raspberry, salted heirloom tomato, red apple and redcurrant. A lot to like here, a lot to think about as well."
Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion, 16 August 2021
2018 Bastardo - GOLD MEDAL - 95 POINTS
"More orange than pink in colour - pale. Cherry aromas, quietly so, savoury - more botanicals than fruit. The palate shows great energy and precision. Quality fruit, balance and measured acidity. A delicious wine."
Nick Butler, The Real Review, 5 August 2019
2017 Bastardo - 92 points
"Light salmon pink hue and a savoury, subtle, clean bouquet and palate with savoury dryness and good balance. Very dry, and the finish is tight and long. Excellent."
Huon Hook, huonhooke.com