Commanderie de Peyrassol
45% Cinsault, 29% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 6% Rolle 2018
Cotes de Provence, France, $24.99
“Not quite as impressive as the 2017 at the same stage, a tank sample of the 2018 Cotes de Provence Rose Cuvee de la Commanderie was nevertheless a solid effort. A blend of 45% Cinsault, 29% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 6% Rolle and 5% others (Cabernet, Carignan and Mourvèdre), it boasts modest melon and spice notes on the nose followed by a medium-bodied palate with a fine, silky feel and a finish that resembles wet stone.” Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate 242.