"The base Tavel is the 2018 Tavel La Dame Rousse, which slightly lighter colored than the Reine Des Bois, with notes of ripe cherries, white flowers, peach, and honeysuckle. Elegant, seamless, and beautifully balanced, it doesn't have the power of the top cuvée yet has integrated acidity and a great finish. Rosé doesn’t get much better."
"Medium pink rose. Made from 40 year old vines cultivated biodynamically, this is classic Tavel with alluring scents of red cherry skin and ripe, sun-drenched raspberry. A crisp attack introduces the medium weight palate with lovely, fresh dark red plum and berries complemented by spice and savory notes. Finishes very long. A blend of 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsuat, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Clairette, and 5% Bourboulenc. Consistently one of our favorite Tavels.” - International Wine Review (May 2019), 91 pts
"Deep pink with an attractively dusky hue, this invigorating but sturdy rosé can be enjoyed year round. Ripe but fresh red-cherry and raspberry flavors are nuanced by hints of bramble, dried garrigue and earth. This refreshing yet penetrating wine should drink well through 2020. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA” - Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 91 pts
"Crushed stone, lime and strawberries aromas appear on the nose of the 2017 Tavel La Dame Rousse. Plump and medium-bodied, it shows excellent concentration and admirable persistence on the finish. I've had better vintages of this wine, but it's remarkably consistent from year to year. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (June 15th 2018), 90 pts
"Continuing the march up the rosé quality ladder, the 2016 Tavel La Dame Rousse is a plump, medium to full-bodied wine bursting with melon, peach and berry notes. Drink this blend of six grapes over the next year or so.- Joe Czerwinski” - Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 31st 2017), 91 pts
"Always one of my favorite Rosés in just about every vintage, the 2016 Tavel La Dame Rousse smells like basket of freshly picked strawberries and raspberries. It shows the richer side of the vintage, yet is clean, crisp and refreshing, with bright acidity. Hat’s off to this estate for consistently delivering one of finest Rosés in the world, year in, year out. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Jeb Dunnuck (2017 Rosé Round Up, September 4th 2017), 92 pts