Great Summer of Rosé 2007: Pink Elephant 2006

Welcome to the first of six reviews in our Great Summer of Rosé. I’ll be comparing six good value rosé wines and declaring one the winner at the end. Contain your excitement 😀

The first wine is Pink Elephant 2006.

Pink Elephant 2006

This is a self styled “ultimate rosé” from Portugal. It’s own blurb tell us…

Pink Elephant, a new Rosé wine from Portugal, has been created by two of the world’s great winemakers, José Neiva and David Baverstock. They enlisted the help of 12 leading wine experts, including two Masters of Wine, to decide on a style which can be the definitive match for spicy food – Pink Elephant is the result. Pink Elephant has intense fruity aromas, mouth watering juiciness, crisp, fresh flavours with hints of strawberries and raspberries. Serve chilled and colder than any other wine.

Hmm. I think this pink elephant is blowing it’s own trumpet a little! Was it any good though?

Pink Elephant 2006 Back Label

Well, it wasn’t bad at all. It was fruity, a definite hint of strawberries, dry with only a hint of sweetness. They suggest this is ideal with spicy food and I’d agree but it’s also a decent glug on it’s own. For about £4 a bottle (£3.50 per bottle for 6 currently) it would be well worth getting a couple of bottles for your wine store even if you’re not a real fan of rosé.

Pink Elephant 2006

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Castelão and Alfrocheiro
Alcohol: 12%
Guide Price: ~£4
I bought this wine at: Tesco’s (online)
ITs Food Rating: Four Stars

4 Stars

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About itsfood

An IT Manager with an interest in tech (because he's a geek who enjoys his job too much) and food & wine (because he enjoys eating and drinking when not working).
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9 Responses to Great Summer of Rosé 2007: Pink Elephant 2006

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  2. Bill Rolfe says:

    Hi Chicken,
    thanks for reviewing my wine and glad you liked it. A lot of effort went into making this with the emphasis on quality I might add.

    its interesting that you take the photos of your wines after the bottle is empty which makes the packaging look a bit naked!

  3. itsfood says:

    Wow, thanks for the comment! I liked the packaging, my daughter (teenager) loved it. Sorry the photo wasn’t better though, I always use my Nokia N80 rather than my “real” digital camera.

    Stay tuned to see if it wins…

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