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Château Cibon

Cuvée Marius Côtes de Provence Cru Classé Tibouren Rosé 2018

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.
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Severn Goodwin

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Damn! I should have bought...
Paul T- Huntington Beach

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Just bought a few more,
Shay A

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Wow. That’s really cool about the aging under fleurette. I need to find some.

Château Beauchêne

Grande Réserve Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2020

A new style for me.

Nose: meaty, savory, saline…almost some onions. Bagels. Onion bagels??! Mexican food?!? Wow, the Mexican food images really sticks, now I keep smelling tacos…

Taste: heavy, peachy, grapey, sweet onions and herbs, white flowers, honeysuckle, vanilla…almond, apricot. Long finish. I don’t drink a lot of white wine, so my experience (and vocabulary) are both limited here…and I can’t decide if I love it or hate it- it is funky compared to what I am used to…but very complex, and clearly well made stuff. I’ll go 90!
— 9 days ago

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Château Miraval

Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend

This is simply a very good glass of rose wine. Not overly done on the fruit and even some herby notes (thyme). Nice on the wood and tannins even at 5 years old! — 15 days ago

Edo, Diederick and 4 others liked this

Domaine Overnoy

Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Jura Chardonnay

Whoa. So unique- takes classic oxidative flavors and flips them on their head. Has a medIcinal, pungent, witchhazel quality on opening. At first was undecided but this won me over. Carries through to a mouth watering finish; resonant with not too much acid but terrific density and savory minerals. Silky, almost unctuous finish. — 11 hours ago

Tom, Andrew and 10 others liked this

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2018

The first of 12 and an annual purchase for me. Must be the best value red wine on the planet - $24 AUD per bottle. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. I don’t know what the annual production would be but it would have to be well over a million bottles. I love Phillipe Guigals philosophy in that he says the CDR is the most important wine they produce because it is the wine most people will first be introduced to the Estate. Fresh savoury red fruits with raspberry to the fore. Quaffable and smashable. — 7 days ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Agree with you completely, Bob. Outstanding quality for the price.
John Bratincevic

John Bratincevic

Astonishingly, I’ve never had this (that I can remember). Will pick up a bottle on my next run.
Bob McDonald

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I had to Google the annual production of the Guigal CdR Rouge and would you believe for 2018 it was 4,500,000 bottles!!! A phenomenal effort.

Clos de L'ours

L'Agachon Carignan Cinsault 2019

Ted
9.0

Ripe red fruit and acidity galore. Almost has a Dr Pepper thing going on. — 4 days ago

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Cibonne

Côtes de Provence "Cru Classe" Rouge Tibouren 2020

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 — 7 days ago

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Domaine de L'Ile

Porquerolles Blanc Côtes de Provence Rolle 2021

This is a lovely, pale pink rosé from an island vineyard clean, crisp acidity and charming red fruit aromas of strawberry, raspberry and cherry with a persistent grapefruit note lingering on the palate. Delicate but long on the palate. Organic; 31% Mourvèdre, 29% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 5% Tibouren — 14 days ago

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2018

No formal notes - this is the last of 6 bottles. Notes of mandarin and honeysuckle - luscious - the perfect Winter white. See previous Delectable notes. A regular purchase for me. More than 50% Viognier together with Roussanne and other Rhone white grapes. Amazing consistency considering Guigal makes over 700,000 bottles per year. — 7 days ago

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I must find some of this. How on earth to you make wine on an industrial scale, and still produce a super product. Now that is genius.
Bob McDonald

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I couldn’t agree more Ron. It’s the same with their Rouge. Apparently they pay top Euro for good grapes from the growers, yet manage to produce an affordable every day wine. Somebody like Sherry Lehmann or Costco should have it?

Château Le Clos du Notaire

Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

2018 vintage. 75% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc. Amélie Osmond and Victor Mischler are doing an amazing job at this beautiful estate since 2015. This 2018 is an energetic wine bursting with red and black fruits, combined with cedary and flowery notes. A serious fruit concentration, balanced by a solid ripe tannic structure, balancing acidity and good length. Should age well for at least 5 more years. Terrific value. Highly recommended. Abv 14,5%. — 21 days ago

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