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2011 Domaine Comte Abbatucci Ajaccio Rosé Cuvée Faustine


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SKU: 401757-2011-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The Abbatucci 2011 Ajaccio Rose Faustine ' 70% Sciacarellu; 30% Barbarossa (another of Corsica's ancient Italian transplants, in this instance from Emilia-Romagna) ' launches an exuberant charm offensive on the nose, with pungent pink grapefruit and blood orange rinds; resinous herbs and coniferous scrub; ocean breeze; and intimations of the fresh red currant and oyster liqueur that go on to strikingly vie for attention with citrus oils and herbal essences on an exceptionally bright, concentratedly interactive palate. This finishes with a bracing, saliva-liberating bath in the ocean. Expect at least another 9-12 months' delicious versatility, but beyond that I don't yet have the experience to project. (I'll try to keep my hands off of my last bottle for a couple of years.) I can't recall ever tasting a finer rose, and it certainly counts as an outstanding value. (How could this wine be so sensational while the bottle of 2010 I reviewed in Issue 196 was merely very good? I'm suspicious in retrospect that the latter was unrepresentative ' its bitterness perhaps traceable to taint ' though I'm usually hyper-sensitive to TCA's effects. I can however state unequivocally that my review of this 2011 is no fluke, because I've been drinking the bottles I bought and one is as wonderful as the next.)
    Author: David Schildknecht
  • Self | Rating:

    Debbie/Mitch,and Ian. // to 5/12
    Author: Santa Fe

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 22 bottles owned
  • 5 collectors