Much hyped as one of the best Rose out there. More orange in colour than pink. Pretty much the classic nose and what you would expect. There is a very pleasant salty minerality at the beginning that sadly went away. In the end i think the difference between a good, bad and excellent Rose will always be minimal. I do like a Rose but paying anything over €15 seems like a waste of money — 10 days ago
This is a wine worthy of a case to see how it ages year by year. Grown up today, you have to think this gets interesting in swervy ways a decade from now.
There's a spectacular satisfaction in immediate restraint from fruit. This is so savory. Herbs for hours. Rosemary and thyme and cinnamon dusted dried orange and butterscotch.
The burnt orange color is stunning, but the most spectacular component is the viscous texture. Feels like it should and could be syrupy, it’s thick instead like a bone dry salty saline solution, wonderfully oxidized.
Do not drink this cold - this begs for cellar temp — a month ago
Nose has clementine orange zest, dried apricot, dried orange, warm strawberries and salted peach wedge.
Palate has dried peach, dried clementine orange, dried strawberry, orange zest and light saline notes on the finish.
Very consistent with my notes on prior vintages; a great wine for enjoying young or 3-5 years past current release. — 2 months ago
Well, so drank almost the whole bottle in one sitting with pizza so I must have liked it. — 13 days ago
So this happened,,,, I need to rethink & re score every Rose’ I’ve had. This is Beyond anything I’ve opened. I only started drinking Rose’ as a compromise with wifey who didn’t care for Chardonnay. But I’m not sharing these bottles, I have her porch pounders separated. No pounding these
Winery notes as follows,
Clos Cibonne is one of the most historic and prestigious estates in Provence. They are one of the few estates to cultivate and focus on Tibouren, an heirloom variety with very few hectares planted. They also age their wines under fleurette, a thin veil of yeast similar to that found in Jerez and Jura, for a year in large oak casks. The Cuvée Marius takes these practices and raises it to the next level. Named for Marius Roux, the wine is an homage to him and the original Château name. Marius would load his wine in barrel onto his cart and travel to the village every week on market days to sell his special wine. Made of 90% Tibouren and 10% Grenache, the wine is aged in smaller casks for a couple of years. It is almost a rosé in name only with its onion skin color, full body and layered intensity. This is what the French call a gastronomic wine, easy to pair with complex meals. Suitable for drinking now, this wine also has many more years ahead of it. — 4 days ago
Dry and crisp! Absolutely delicious! — 5 days ago
Yas! Hits a precise crushed stone and strawberry note perfectly. So juicy and mouthwatering, just want more! — 2 months ago
Full-bodied Rosé tasting of cream, vanilla, and white fruit. An extraordinary and more complex Rosé than I have had generally had.
— 10 months ago