2012 Château d'Aqueria Tavel

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Tavel
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • worbx Likes this wine:

    August 21, 2015 - A good Tavel rosé. This has a small aroma, but it does pick up some depth as this opens up. There's a little bright fruit, some sharpness, and a hint of sour. The flavor is still somewhat rich, fruity, bright, with a little nutty finish. Crystal clear ruby color in the glass, with a bronze tint under the right light.

    Tasted between 63–74°F.

  • jonahfactor Likes this wine:

    July 12, 2015 - Working our way through the rest of these '12s. Has put on some weight over the years without giving up much freshness. Dark salmon in the Spiegelau and dripping with legs. In fact, this would be a nice offering with cedar-grilled salmon on a hot summer night. Wet stones and whiffs of rosemary in the nose. Juicy ripe peaches and melon slices with faint herbs on the palate, with honeydew, cantaloupe and tropical notes followed by mineral notes in a long finish. Vintage after vintage this producer offers a delicious bottle of Tavel at a very reasonable tariff. A wine to buy by the case.

  • jonahfactor Likes this wine: (88 points)

    December 29, 2014 - Rose' on a cold winter's night? Sure, why not. Has the stuffins to hold up. In fact, it's a rose' that wishes it was a red. Salmon colored with decent legs. Light strawberry and field flower notes in the nose. Creamy mouthfeel with precise acidity. Zesty strawberry, quince and gooseberry on the palate, with a refreshing finish. Lighter than previous vintages. But still a go-to wine when we want rose'.

  • dciolek Likes this wine: (89 points)

    December 13, 2014 - Interesting wine for its color -- and very attractive. Better once on the tongue than just in the nose -- fruity, mildly acidic and alcohol taste without the strong tannin finish you get from the same grapes when left on the skins longer to finish the deep red color.

  • cbizzle wrote: (86 points)

    July 24, 2014 - Not my favorite. Scents of rose petals. Flavor was lacking.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Rosé
  • Producer Château d'Aqueria
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Tavel

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 30 (26%)
  • Consumed 87 (74%)

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