When you think of Kylie Minogue your first thought probably isn’t high quality but affordable wine. Instead you’ll probably either think of her decade spanning pop career or her acting roles, most notably as Charlene Robinson, on the long running Australian soap opera, Neighbours or to my mind, as Astrid Peth, in the Doctor Who episode ‘Voyage of the Damned’. But in 2020 she launched Kylie Minogue wines, where she collaborated with London based distrubutor Benchmark Drinks to create her own line of premium wines.
Since Off the Record started off as a music blog I felt even weirder about reviewing this wine, without having reviewed some of Kylie’s music, so to offset that feeling you can check out my review of a recent release by Kylie by clicking here. Now let’s move on to the review of one of her wines, I picked the Rosé and you can find out what I had to say about it below. I will also expand this review as I review other entries to her wine portfolio which include a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir, a Sauvignon Blanc and a Cava just to name a few.
Okay, first off the bottle is really nice, and it has a very deep punt (the term for the indent in the bottom of the bottle) which as far as I’ve been led to believe has a multitude of potential reasons for existing and no real consensus but for me as both a bartender and waiter, it makes it decidedly easier to serve to a table. And it looks fancier.
Moving away from the bottle to what’s inside it. I poured myself a small measure to begin with and tested it to get a feel for it. In terms of the bouquet, it smells fresh and sweet, with light fruity notes. Overall very pleasant on the nose. In terms of taste, I do need to say that I am not much of a wine drinker, I much prefer a good whisky, but this was incredibly palatable. It has a slight acidity which I actually felt improved the overall flavour profile. It was also sweet, and had clear flavours that came through as you continue to drink. The acidity as I touched on above blends in well and isn’t overwhelming on the palate. Overall Kylie’s Rosé is surprisingly light and goes down well even if you’re not a habitual wine drinker.
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