It’s Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand today – the day we remember the lives given in the Gallipoli landing in 1915. As with many events in Australia we tend to commemorate Anzac Day with a drink or two.

This evening, on a glorious warm autumn day, we are commemorating the Diggers of Gallipoli with a glass of rosé … perhaps the last before the autumn chill sets in and we start thinking about shiraz. I can’t imagine that this superb weather will continue into May, but righT now it is a perfect evening for a rosé.

The rosé of choice tonight is a 2004 Coldstream Estate from the Yarra Valley in Victoria. Deep strawberry pink in colour, with a nose of cherries and more strawberries, the palate is quite savoury in character and the fruit is subdued. There is an almost Campari-like quality to it that makes it rather refreshing.

We’ve enjoyed many rosés over the summer and this is as enjoyable as any of them.

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