89/100 Light brilliant orange. Ripe red berries, orange zest and subtle floral and herbal notes on the fragrant nose. Supple and open-knit, showing good depth to the gently sweet raspberry and tangerine flavors. The floral notes comes back on the smooth, nicely persistent finish, which features a touch of bitter orange pith.
91/100 Silver Medal
90/100 The 2017 Côtes de Provence Rosé is a plump, medium-bodied effort, marked by crisp, citrusy fruit. Passion fruit and grapefruit nuances give it a zippy, refreshing finish.
91/100 The 2016 Bandol Rosé contains a hefty 60% Mourvèdre, well above the minimum 20% required by the appellation. It’s a medium-bodied, silky-textured wine, floral, complex and long, with hints of crushed stone, raspberries and cherries.
90/100 Editor’s Choice
89/100 From a number of growers on the limestone plateau north of the city of Aix-en-Provence, this crisp, full wine has a strong mineral texture along with fresh raspberry fruit, crisp acidity and a peppery aftertaste.
89/100 A fresh, focused red, with harmonious cherry, currant and mineral flavors bound together by tangy acidity. Moderate, integrated tannins detail herb and tea notes on the spice-tinged finish.
90/100 Fresh red plum, kirsch and boysenberry notes give a focused, tangy profile to this muscular, full-bodied red, with tea, floral and mineral aromas adding interest through the grippy, spice-infused finish.