Les Baux De Provence, Provence

Cibonne

Cuvée Spéciale Côtes de Provence Tibouren 2016

Shay A
9.1

Not sure I’ve had a wine like this before. Heavy peppercorn crusted smoked meat and iron but where I thought it would continue a NRhonê power profile, it turned thin/lean. The palate showed more pepper and salted cured meats. Finish of black pepper, violets and old potpourri. A lean CdP? — 11 days ago

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David T

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I know HoneyBaked hams are not quite culinary delights. However, I really enjoy this wine with it on Easter & Christmas.
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@David T : I could certainly see that pairing working well with the notes I was getting on this wine.

Château de Peyrassol

Commanderie Côtes de Provence Rose 2018

Tasty. Better as it warmed up. 2nd bottle in the past week. — 10 days ago

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Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé 2017

One of the world’s greats. A remember where you were when wine. It’s full and complete and symphonic, stimulating, and catalyst of imagery. Grounded sprawling Provençal herbs, white flowers fennel, and orange note. Sublime texture. Slippery, viscous, weighty, just barely verging in syrupy. Life moment for me. — 12 days ago

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@Jay Kline i found for $32.50 in Austin (where I live). One left after mine. If you want me to buy for you and ship I’m happy to. Let me know.
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Royal Provence

Rivarose in Salon de Provence Brut Rosé Blend

Nose has cold raspberry and sliced strawberry.

Palate has strawberry mousse and raspberry grated into limestone slabs.

Simple notes, yes, but a very nice bottle. A sparkling wine (Brut) from Provence, or the more wider Méditérranée IGP. This IGP shares its land with AOC appellations as varied as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Bandol and Côtes de Provence. Information as shared by my dear wine mentor friend, David T.

First time I've ever had a sparkling wine from Provence, neat stuff here.
— 18 days ago

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I don't know what I'd, or anyone, would do without you 👏
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You are too kind. Thank you.
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After this afternoon's wineup, and one bottle on deck still, I only have the ability to speak (write) the truth.

Cibonne

Cuvée Prestige Caroline Tibouren Rose 2017

I seldom drink rosé, unless it’s champagne of course, but the appelaing recipe and heritage of Clos Cibonne caught my intention.
The Cuvée Prestige Caroline is a very pleasing rosé indeed, the elevage in oak adds a comforting and balance complexity, taking those fresh red fruit character and adding a well portioned chunk of vanilla whipped cream to the canvas, a broad texture is gracefully being led by a fresh spine, creating a balanced interplay throughout the finish.
— 11 days ago

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Château la Gordonne

La Chapelle Côtes de Provence Rouge 2018

Lovely Rose’. Loads of raspberry fruit and minerals. Hints of fresh herbs. Beautiful texture. Fresh, clean and refreshing. Beautiful. — 6 days ago

Domaine du Gros' Noré

Bandol Mourvedre Blend Rosé 2017

Solid Bandol Rosé. Dry. Somewhat austere. A tiny bit of bitterness on the finish. — a day ago

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Cibonne

Côtes de Provence Tibouren Rosé 2017

A great wine in every vintage. Soulful & unique. Clean, fresh melon gives way to herbal accented summer berries. Structured, yet nimble. Palate weight is effortless here. The record is the debut from Kamasi Washington, appropriately titled The Epic. Much like Cibonne, this is bold and courageous. He decided to release triple LP’s for his first two albums, and there isn’t a note of filler on there. Equal parts Coltrane, Tapscott & Pharoah Sanders. He’s a legend already. Great things. — 19 days ago

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Peter Sultan

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Dude you are tipping the scales with your music analogues. Great stuff.
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Kamasi is the best live Jazz I have seen since John Zorn and his Masada. Great stuff, great pairing.

Château Gassier

946 Sainte-Victoire Rosé Blend 2017

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9.3

Very pale, lurid orange. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes mineral-accented citrus and pit fruits, along with a powerful floral overtone. Coats the palate with juicy nectarine blood orange, strawberry and lavender flavors that take a sweeter turn and tighten up on the back half. The floral note comes back strong on an impressively long, focused finish that shows excellent clarity and solid mineral thrust. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2018) — 7 days ago

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Légion Etrangère

Cuvée du Terroir Côtes de Provence Red Blend

Meaningful bottle of wine. This was a gift to me from the 70th anniversary of D-Day. I’d like to thank the French Foreign Legion for making the wine. I enjoyed airdropping the French Foreign Legion and the 101 Airborne Devision from the U.S. on the 70th anniversary of D-Day. We are 75 years out now and I would love to commemorate the brave souls that took part on the D-Day invasion. God Bless you all. You are true heroes. 75 years out I commend the greatest generation. — 13 days ago

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