Needed two days to really stretch its legs but by that time the tannin monster had also arrived. This bad boy is all kinds of crunchy red and dark fruits. Tannins on Day 1 were stiff but doable. Day 2 and they were positively punishing...but there was also more fruit on display along with a fantastic spine of minerals and acid that makes the finish seem to hang in there forever. And what incredible texture! There’s a phenolic thing that gives it a red rope licorice vibe to it. What a fun wine but these really need a weather balloon full of air if you’re thinking of drinking now. — 4 days ago
The spectacularly viscous, savory, herbal Provencial rose’s are a big favorite but for most of the best ones, you spend a lot more for subtle, though not insignificant improvements.
Clos Cibonne seems to be a well known exception. You get the extra joie de vivre sans the premium. It’s one of the few wines I buy with cadence. Heavy on orange and rose hips and follows with the herbs we love - rosemary, fennel, thyme, some tropical notes filling the gaps. — 19 days ago
Starts out like a plate of prosciutto, but after an hour becomes fleshy and perfumed, lots of violets and herbs. Last time I had one it was the 2008 and it’s but a faint good memory. — 12 hours ago
Was skeptical with the brand name, but this rosé really surprised me!
Very light in color and not very fragrant, and drinks very light. Slightly acidic to start, but in a nice way...and drinks very smooth and lightly with flavors of strawberry and stone fruit, but over powering. For being on sale at Costco for $13, definitely worth it! — 6 days ago
17/20 (92/100) Приятный и элегантный аромат с нотами яблок, груш, малины и апельсинов, а также жареного ореха. Умеренная тельность и довольно высокая кислотность. Мягкое и свежее во вкусе. Отличный Прованс! — 5 days ago
I tend to love the weird wines made from masters. Think Paolo Bea Arboreous or Joly Coulee de Serrant or LDH Rose.
Everything about this is artificially flavored candy. It looks like cherry lollipop and smells like red Kool-Aid and Robitusson. Tastes like watermelon Jolly Rancher.
Powerful and viscous as hell, even hot. I know these can age forever and I’d love to see an older bottle. Tons of fun. — 4 days ago