2018 Cave de Tavel "Cuvée Royale" Tavel Rose

SKU #1424054 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Hints of crisp blackberry, bramble and granite introduce this deeply hued, robust rosé. Dry and full bodied in style, it balances intensely fruit-forward black-cherry and plum flavors against delicate earth tones and hints of burnt sugar and caramel. This bold pink for lovers of red wine should drink well through 2021.(AI)  (7/2019)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Forthright, offering a bold display of fresh cherry, strawberry coulis and damson plum flavors, ending with zip and focus on the stony finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Syrah and Carignan. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases made, 400 cases imported. (JM)  (6/2019)

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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/18/2019 | Send Email
This is one of my favorite rosé offerings of this season. It has a deep pink color that is typical from Tavel. Full bodied and juicy, it is packed full of red berry flavors. The Cuvée Royale is also a dry wine and will go well alone, or with many foods like fish, chicken, and salads.

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Rhone Blends



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- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5