Wine Review: Mulderbosch Rose 2016

Basic Information

Name – Mulderbosch Rose 2016

Region – South Africa

Sub Region – Western Cape – Stellenbosch

Varietal – Cabernet

Pricing – $10.99

Alcohol Content – 12.5%


Bottle – Clear with a white label with gold accents running vertical down the bottle to a red logo.

Wine – The wine is clear and bright pink in color. The pink gets slightly lighter towards the rim.


Watermelon, bright red berries/summer fruits. Slight vegetal note like bell pepper. (saw that in both their Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc)


Clean and crisp on the palate. Very light texture and thin.


Watermelon comes through on the palate along with tartness. Slight vegetal notes show themselves along with nice minerality.


This wine has a medium finish that consists of a strong citrus component.

Overall Experience

I loved this Mulderbosch Rose 2016. The mix of flavors and the lightness of the texture really made a hot summer day by the pool something special.  The refreshing fruit flavors mixed with the minerality really made me continue to pour more.


Food – Beef, Spicy foods, Poultry

Cigar – Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure

Wine Publication Ratings

2015 Vintage 86/100 Wine Advocate, 2014 Vintage 85/100 Wine Spectator (USA)
2014 Vintage 85/100 Wine Advocate (USA)

Winemakers Tasting Notes

The Mulderbosch Rose 2016 exhibits a delicate dusty pink colour reminiscent of classic dry Rosé styles. Bracing mineral aromatics and floral notes are found on the nose whilst the well balanced and vibrant palate features freshly sliced watermelon, Turkish rose water and subtly herbaceous Cabernet Sauvignon flavours. Amplifying its fresh, clean acidity and striking length is a burst of succulent Ruby grapefruit that carries the wonderful ensemble to a pleasant, lasting finish.

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