Rosily Vineyard

best drinking summer wine


Rosily cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($25)

Another first rate cabernet which has been something of a winner for Rosily over the years. Deep varietal characters of blackcurrant and black olive in here with a trace of bitter dark chocolate and cedary oak. Tightly held palate with a little dried herb complementing the juicy ripe fruit.

Score: 90/100    Cellar: 7 years

Rosily semillon sauvignon blanc 2015 ($20)

I like this style of semillon sav blanc. It’s all juicy and ripe with crunchy lively fruit but the addition of some French oak just gives another dimension especially on the palate. Passionfruit and limey characters really work with that lemon oak. Nice current drinking wine although a few years wouldn’t hurt it.

Score: 92/100     Cellar: 4 years

Rosily sauvignon blanc 2016 ($20)

A punchy fruity savvy that packs plenty into its light frame. Loads of gooseberry and passionfruit with a slightly herbaceous character adding some palate complexity. Nice clean fruit and a long racy finish makes for excellent current drinking.

Score: 91/100     Cellar: 3 years

Rosily shiraz 2012 ($23)

Medium bodied shiraz displaying a mix of spices and herbs on the nose with a lick of licorice. The palate is smooth and textured with a dusty feel of sinewy tannins and light oak. Best in the shorter term.

Score: 88/100    Cellar: 5 years

Rosily The Cartographer 2012 ($23)

A blend of cabernet sauvignon cabernet franc merlot and petit verdot. Attractive tobacco leaf and red berry aromas. The palate displays good depth with a slightly earthy meaty character of blackcurrant and black olive subtlety. Seamless and poised with the dry sinewy tannins providing structure and focus.

Score: 91/100    Cellar: 7 years





Rosily merlot 2013 ($20)

A medium-bodied merlot with plenty of good things to like about it. It’s medium to full bodied with a controlled structure of fine powdery tannins and fine grained oak. A little chocolate and red berry character with some lightly toasted oak. Some nice savoury features.

SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 years

Rosily chardonnay 2014 ($23)

Another very tidy chardonnay from this rather underrated vineyard that continues to produce exceptional wines that are some of the best prices in the region. Nutty and creamy with a minerally cut. Excellent texture and fleshy mouthfeel kept controlled and focused with some spicy oak and a crisp closing acid.

SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 5 years

Rosily cabernet sauvignon 2013 ($25)

Leafy black olive and blackcurrant nose on this excellent value-for-money cabernet. It’s intense with concentrated fruit presented with an elegance and stylishness that is so appealing. Neatly infused oak works with the grainy and slightly powdery tannins. There is real presence and poise with this north Margaret River wine that gives a distinct regional stamp.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 8 years

Rosily shiraz 2010 ($23)

Nice to see a more mature shiraz being released. This is terrific. The primary savoury fruit characters have started to be overtaken by more leathery spicy features. The palate has a gravelly loamy character with loads of dark berry flavours and a dollop of chocolate. This is an outstanding wine for pasta and the like. What a super price too.

SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 7 years

Rosily The Cartographer 2011 ($23)

A blend of most of the red Bordeaux varieties. Strikingly complex aromas of spices and dark berry with a cedary oak influence. The palate is soft and generous with an earthy dusty feature. Black olive and leafy nuances bring another level of complexity to a well-crafted wine.

SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 7 years


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