2019 Clos Cibonne Tradition Tibouren Rose
Light, shimmering orange. Intensely perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, citrus pith and pit fruits are complemented by building floral and mineral notes. Supple and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated white peach, strawberry and kumquat flavors that show sharp definition and turn firmer on the back half. Shows firm tension the impressively long, focused finish, which leaves a suave floral note behind. Drink 2022 - 2027.
Josh Raynolds - Vinous (July 2021)
Given I’ve knocked off three or four bottles by now, thought I’d better publish a review.
Impeccable balance, as ever. White cherry and redcurrant, a subtle flowering basil note, a little spice. Svelte and juicy at once, red berries and orange with a smattering of dried herb. Glossy but fresh, fine powdery texture, with a ripe cherry and orange zest finish of fine length. All just so. A little more vigour and frisky feel in 2019, I’d suggest. Drink 2021 - 2031.
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (May 2021)
A blend of 90% Tibouren and 10% Grenache, all aged a year or more in large foudres, Clos Cibonne's 2019 Cotes de Provence Rose Tibouren Cuvee Tradition is the main production at this family domaine. Pale salmon in color, it's a unique style that de-emphasizes the fruit, putting the focus on the wine's medium-bodied palate, plump, silky texture and lingering finish. Aromas and flavors veer toward oxidative notes and almond skin, plus hints of star anise, cardamom and clementines. I've given it a three-year drinking window, but I suspect fans of the style may choose to age it even longer. Drink 2021 - 2023.
Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (July 2021)