"This is a deeply concentrated rosé, both in color and palate, suggesting sun-kissed watermelon, raspberry and red-cherry flavors. It's full bodied and intensely fruity but refreshingly dry and mineral on the palate too. It's a bold wine framed by fine, firm tannins and a long finish to enjoy now through 2023. - Anna Lee C. IIJIMA"
"The 2017 Tavel from this terrific estate is a winner. Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, and 10% each of Clairette and Syrah, it has classic cherry and strawberry fruits as well as subtle floral notes, and it’s medium-bodied, rich, and textured on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity. As with all classic Tavel, it’s geared for the dinner table and will keep for a year or two."
"This Rosé displays aromas of red cherry with a purity that runs through the wine. Soft and full with moderate acidity, it has generous fruit and a touch of earthiness. There's a perfumed character to the palate also. Very Tavel like in character. A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Clairette, 10% Syrah done saignée style from 60 year old vines. 14.5% alc."
- i-winereview.com ((The World of Rose Report, June 2018), 91 pts
"Pristine watermelon, strawberry and cherry flavors burst from nose and palate of this plush, juicy rosé. While dry in style and briskly composed, it's a buoyant, concentrated sip with hints of spice, caramelized sugar and dried herb that linger on the finish. It's vivid pink in hue and quite exuberant. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
"Don’t overlook the 2016 Tavel from this estate. It’s a fruit-driven version but a luscious one, filled with hints of melon, peach, cherry and berry. It’s medium to full-bodied, turning dry and stony on the finish. Like most Tavels, it may be even better in the second year after the vintage. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (October 2017), 91 pts
"Vivid orange-pink. Potent cherry and raspberry scents, along with suggestions of blood orange, peach pit and fresh flowers. Sappy and nicely concentrated, offering spice-accented red berry and citrus fruit flavors that tighten up slowly with air. Shows very good focus and lift on a chewy, clinging finish that echoes the orange and floral notes."
- Vinous (2017 Rosé Roundup: Drink Now, Drink Later - June 2017), 90 pts