Deep pink brilliant color. Complex nose with flowers and red and white fruit aromas. Round and full-bodied with a long lengthy aniseed and fruit-filled finish. (60% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mouvedre, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Clairette). A serious Rose that has been a favorite at Morrell for several years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 93
"The 2011 La Dame Rousse Tavel Rose, which is 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest equal parts Cinsault and the white grape Clairette. Full-bodied and substantial on the palate, with stunning notes of strawberry and kirsch intermixed with licorice, lavender and spring flowers, this is about as good a rose as one can find in the marketplace, but it is not for those looking for a somewhat innocuous, lighter-styled rose. This wine delivers in an authoritative, surprisingly intense style. Drink it over the next 1-3 years. Perhaps the best rose made in the world today is Mordoree’s Tavel Rose La Reine des Bois ($34.00; 94 points for the 2011). As I have said in the past, the vintages I have tasted to date are as profound as a rose can be. It is more similar to a light red wine than any rose I have tasted, but it is expensive, particularly for a rose."