Alain Jaume Tavel Rose Le Cretace

2019 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Brilliant orange-pink. Mineral- and spice-inflected raspberry and blood orange aromas are complemented by a suave lavender nuance. Smooth and focused on the palate, offering concentrated red berry and citrus fruit flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows excellent tenacity on the mineral-tinged finish, which leaves a hint of candied flowers behind. All stainless steel. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (June 2020), 91 pts

2019 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"Lean and focused, the Le Crétacé rosé from Tavel reveals pomegranate and red cherry skin on the nose. Distinctly dry on the palate with a firm acidic backbone, pure flavors, and a lingering finish. A superb pairing with roast salmon. A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre made saignée method with no malo. 14.5% alc"

- International Wine Review (May 2020), 91 pts

2019 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Freshly picked red cherries and strawberries are etched by tangs of salt and crushed mineral in this vibrant blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Full bodied but spirited, it's a zesty Tavel that's quaffable by the pool but solid enough to accompany grilled lamb or beef. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast (September 2020), 91 pts

2019 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"This impeccably run estate makes great wines from throughout the Rhône Valley, and their rosés are always terrific. The 2019 Tavel Le Crétacé has a complex bouquet of wild strawberries, cherry blossoms, and spring flowers. This carries to a medium-bodied Tavel that has terrific overall balance, a clean, refreshing texture, and a crisp finish. It’s a richer, balanced, dry rosé geared for the dinner table. I’d be happy to have it on my table any time over the coming 6-12 months."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2020), 91 pts

2018 Alain Jaume Tavel Rosé Le Cretace - 91 PTS - WA

wa"The most interesting rosé from Jaume is the company's 2018 Tavel Le Crétacé, a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% each Cinsault and Mourvèdre, sourced from a single supplier. Berry-scented, floral and fun, it's medium to full-bodied, even a bit creamy on the palate, then fresh, zesty and spicy on the long finish, Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 91 pts