''Impeccable balance, as ever.'' 95 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
A 90% Tibouren (relatively rare Provencale red grape, primarily used in Rosés), 10% Grenache blend from a Cru Classé producer, here's what the professionals are saying about it."Given I’ve knocked off three or four bottles by now, thought I’d better publish a review. Impeccable balance, as ever. White cherry and redcurrant, a subtle flowering basil note, a little spice. Svelte and juicy at once, red berries and orange with a smattering of dried herb. Glossy but fresh, fine powdery texture, with a ripe cherry and orange zest finish of fine length. All just so. A little more vigour and frisky feel in 2019, I’d suggest." 95 Points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
"Vinified in the estate’s 100-year-old foudres and aged under a veil of yeast, this Tibouren-dominant blend is dense and butterscotch-scented, needing time in the glass to unpack. It slowly moves toward fruity notes of button mushrooms, then turns more savoury, finishing on notes of wild thyme and bitter orange, limestone and sea air." 94 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine
"Light, shimmering orange. Intensely perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, citrus pith and pit fruits are complemented by building floral and mineral notes. Supple and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated white peach, strawberry and cumquat flavours that show sharp definition and turn firmer on the back half. Shows firm tension - the impressively long, focused finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind'' 93 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous
When you consider that it is a benchmark of its style, at less than $55/bottle, we believe that this truly is one of the wine world's great bargains.
If you love Provencale Rosé, this is not to be missed. Quantities are extremely limited so I suggest you get in quick.