"Glorious rosé, one of the world’s benchmarks really" Mike Bennie, WineFront
A 90% Tibouren (near-extinct Provencale red grape), 10% Grenache blend from a Cru Classé producer, this was the highest rated wine in Halliday Wine Companion magazine's recent feature on European Rosés.95pts, Gary Walsh, The WineFront"This excellent rosé is particularly special because of the inclusion of tibouren, a near-extinct variety brought back by the Roux family (Cibonne's owners). Here, blended with 10% grenache, it produces a distinct rosé that's aged in large old oak casks. Pale salmon in colour, it shows dried orange flavours, a flicker of cinnamon spice and a floral honeysuckle lift." 95pts, Jane Parkinson, Halliday Wine Companion Magazine (Oct/Nov 2021)"Vinified in the estate’s 100-year-old foudres and aged under a veil of yeast, this Tibouren-dominant blend is dense and butterscotch-scented, needing time in the glass to unpack. It slowly moves toward fruity notes of button mushrooms, then turns more savoury, finishing on notes of wild thyme and bitter orange, limestone and sea air." 94pts, Wine & Spirits Magazine"Light, shimmering orange. Intensely perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, citrus pith and pit fruits are complemented by building floral and mineral notes. Supple and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated white peach, strawberry and cumquat flavours that show sharp definition and turn firmer on the back half. Shows firm tension - the impressively long, focused finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind'' 93pts, Josh Raynolds, Vinous"Given I’ve knocked off three or four bottles by now, thought I’d better publish a review. Impeccable balance, as ever. White cherry and redcurrant, a subtle flowering basil note, a little spice. Svelte and juicy at once, red berries and orange with a smattering of dried herb. Glossy but fresh, fine powdery texture, with a ripe cherry and orange zest finish of fine length. All just so. A little more vigour and frisky feel in 2019, I’d suggest."