Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 321,114 strong:

Register Today!

Château d'Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2016

Thanks for liking this wine! Let your friends on Twitter and Facebook know about it by clicking on the buttons here.

If you've already connected your Twitter account, then you don't need to click on the Twitter button to share your review as it'll be done for you.

Optional: Before you share your wine find with friends, you can pick a score or make a quick tasting note, or both if you like:

My Score:
My Tasting Notes:
Expand Box

Community Reviews

There are 6 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Hailing from Southern Rhone near Avignon, just across the river from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this luscious rosé is made from several grape varietals, the main three being Grenache, Clairette and Syrah. Dark pink in colour with ripe, strawberry, rhubarb and raspberry on the nose an palate. The body is full enough to pair with smoked salmon or a hearty seafood salad. Tasted September, 2017.
Jon Steeves rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dark pink, strawberry shortcake aromatic dominant. On the palate, cherry, strawberry and blood orange. Paired well with butter chicken and basmati rice. Tasted 2016 vintage in July 2017. 89 points.
Stephen Andrews reviewed this wine as follows:

Tasted July 5, 2017 colour deep pink, thick legs on the glass. Aromas complex, strawberry, red current, rose petal. Best remembered by a metaphor, a stroll through a strawberry patch. Tatste complex fruit, dry, with nice acidity and alcohol balance. I like this rose, and enjoy it in the summer paired with salmon or fresh berry fruit and cheese tray. This is a benchmark rose wine for me.
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A lovely example of Tavel richness! It's a blend of mostly Grenache, with Clairette, Syrah, Cincault, Mourvedre, Bourboulanc, and Picpoul. These rosés always have a really intense, deep pink colour from the production method (saignée, or bleeding). It's very different from the more delicate extraction performed in Provence style rosés. Tavels are more luxurious and juicy, and always pretty dry.
It is such a deep pink it has lots of red reflections to it.
High alcohol for a rosé amd you can feel it in the weight of this wine. The aromas have some dusty rose and dried herbs (garrigue and anise). Wild sorrel, cherry, raspberry jam, and young strawberries. Beautiful aromatics.
The flavours are long and persistent. Nice acidity, with more of the ripe red fruit coming through. Lipsmacking finish. Extra dry
Delicious wine to bring on a barbecue or picnic. This would go great with prosciuttto on a grilled cheese, with deviled eggs, or poached salmon.
Lise Charest Gagne rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A gorgeous salmon red rose blended with 7 grapes and aged 6 months in stainless steel. The grapes are from Tavel on the right bank of the Rhone, where many grape decorated artifacts have been found. Aromas and flavors of field strawberries and flowers. This is not a sweet or wimpy wine don’t let the color fool you. This robust rose would be spectacular with spicy dishes, rich cheeses or pasta dishes. Tasted May 2017.
Monique Sosa rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Lovely pronounced ripe strawberries aromas for miles. Flavours are vibrant and juicy with a prominant blood orange and faint strawberry bubblegum note. Also, the deep raspberry pink colour is noticeably different for a rosé. Enjoy with prosciutto wrapped figs. Tasted May 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca

Natalie's Review

Château d'Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2016, Rhône A.P., France: One of the best French roses to hit the liquor store every year, consistently great. Gorgeous and richly complex with fleshy ripe field strawberries. Full-bodied for rose yet perfectly balanced. Pair with planked salmon. So lovely. Drink: 2016-2019. 319368 14% D 750 mL  $21.95 Score: 92/100. May 15, 2017 Top Rated Rosé Wine. Scrumptious Seafood Wine  Full Review



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Zuccardi Red Wine
Malbec 2020,
Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley, Mendoza ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 321,114 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award