Provence

Château Pradeaux

Bandol Mourvedre 2012

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

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Cibonne

Clos Cibonne Côtes de Provence Cru Classé Rosé Tibouren

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

Weijie, Robert and 33 others liked this
Sarah O'Kelley

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I feel the same way! Only rosé i buy over and over! 2016 has been tasting 😋

Château Simone

Grand Cru de Provence Red Blend 2012

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

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Château De Leoube

Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2018

Delicious rosé from Provence. Dry with notes of strawberries, melon, minerals. Perfect end of summer sipper. — 10 days ago

Alex, Severn and 13 others liked this
Jeremiah Allen

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Have you tried Leoube’s Cru bottling ‘La Londe’ yet? Killer
Shawn Thompson

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@Jeremiah Allen I haven’t tried it but I’ll keep my eyes open for it! Thanks for the tip.
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@Shawn Thompson Shawn your post has been selected on the weekly Delectable Review Cheers 🍷🇨🇦

Vanderpump

Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2018

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

Anne Nauber
with Anne

Domaines Ott

Clos Mireille Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2018

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

Cibonne

Cuvée Spéciale Côtes de Provence Tibouren 2017

A bit more alcoholic than we expected, a bit hollow in the cheeks...still, some good fruit and garrigue, would like more structure, perhaps give it a few years. Like a more angular CdP. — 9 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
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Château Simone

Palette Grand Cru de Provence Rosé Grenache Blend 2015

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

Sharon, Vanessa and 32 others liked this
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Yeah brother!

Château Vignelaure

Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2010

John Howard
8.9

Like a huge Napa cab. A tiny bit less sweet. Can barely taste the Syrah. Tasty with a killer burger. Overall a bit disappointing and expensive. — 3 days ago

Martin, Keith and 5 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé 2018

Tempier is a conduit of dancing imagery - deep sensory notes. It’s what I’ve opened when I need stimulation. Every year it’s a joy. 2018 has the round viscosity and herbal components with added citrus - grapefruit and blood orange. — 9 days ago

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Ely Cohn

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@Neil Valenzuela it’s one of the world’s greats. You need every vintage 😀
David T

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This is perhaps my favorite Rosé. Try sitting on a bottle for 2-3 years and see how much more they deliver. 👍
Ely Cohn

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@David T it’s one of mine too. I have another 2018 for saving 😜