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Chateau d’Aqueria Tavel Rose 2021


“This delightful dry rosé should delight red and white wine lovers alike.” – Wine Enthusiast

Roses rarely see 90-point scores or get better with age. But this one does and has two 93-pt reviews!

The region of Tavel in the southern Rhône, directly across the Rhône River from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is lauded for making some of the best rosés in the world. It might be the only region that makes pink wines that actually can benefit from aging.

That makes sense when you consider the grapes that go into the wines are also used to make CDPs: Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan to name a few. These wines are gorgeous to look at, gorgeous to drink and can age– they’re pretty hard not to love.

Today’s Tavel comes from the superstar winemakers at Chateau d’Aqueria – one of the best known estates in the entire region. They knock it out of the park every year but this vintage takes it a step further with both critics who reviewed it chiming in with 93-point ratings.

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Expert Reviews

93 Points, Decanter
Quite a serious, savoury nose, showing black cherry and garrigue herbs. Full-bodied, with real depth and power. Acidity and alcohol are well balanced and it has a slightly chalky texture. An authentic Tavel, made in a traditional rather than natural style. Estate now owned by Guigal.

93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Opulent and juicy, this full-bodied Tavel highlights the fleshy red plum and cherry flavors of Grenache against the peppery, herbal spice of Syrah and a flash of citrusy Clairette. Deep, dusky pink in color, it’s a concentrated, thirst-quenching rosé that will drink well into the autumn and winter months.

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