2015 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel

SKU #1274827 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The straight up fabulous 2015 Tavel Les Lauzeraies is a layered, medium-bodied, beautifully textured Tavel that offers lots of flowers, lavender, spice and both cherry and raspberry fruit. Showing a touch of saltiness on the finish, drink this beauty with food over the coming year or so. (JD)  (5/2016)

Wine Spectator

 A ripe rosé, with cherry and anise notes that stay focused and fresh, showing a flash of warm stone accents through the finish. Offers a juicy feel overall. Drink now. (JM)  (8/2016)

K&L Notes

Rejoice Tavel! In a time when very high quality rosés line our shelves, when pink wines from Spain, the U.S., South Africa, Italy and all over the land of France are finally getting some much-deserved attention in the press and from our customers, we must give Tavel its special due. This is the original rosé appellation. In fact, so good is the fabled rosé from Tavel, that by law no other sort of wine can call itself Tavel! Layers of wild strawberries collide with a spicy note, a dash of citrusy acidity and so much fruit and flower aroma, it is almost too much. But then, when paired with foods of the region - fish soups, black olives, rosemary scented meats and poultry, anything combining eggplant and tomatoes - well, it is not too much at all. No, it is darn near perfect. 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre.

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2016 | Send Email
The 2015 Cave de Tavel “Lauzeraies” is the best price we have had on this in years, as is the quality. The Cave is the largest producer in the region, but they have stringent guidelines for submitting fruit to the winery. All the producers are sustainable, at the very least, but most are certified organic. There are three prominent soil types in the region: galets roulés (large river stones), sand and lauzes (a special limestone soil in the region). The Lauzeraies is all from the lauzes soil. It is a fleshy, ripe rosé, with aromas that permeate the glass. It is succulent and juicy with ripe red fruit, zesty acidity and a full-bodied texture. This is cold weather rosé, for sure.

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Rhone Blends

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France

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Rhone

- 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. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5