If I Could Buy Only One – May 21 VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”

Editor’s note: David and John are away for this release.


Château D'aquéria Tavel 2021

($24.95, Noble Estates Wines & Spirits)
Sara d’Amato– As the north tilts towards the sun on the earth’s axis, it’s high time for Tavel! This cool, atypical vintage for the Rhône yielded some slowly ripened white and rosé marvels and was and proved a particularly strong vintage for D’Aquéria. Deeply coloured as ever, this potent Château D’Aquéria Tavel 2021 rosé has a ‘vin de garde’ quality but at the same time is a delight to drink now. Enjoy on its own or at the table with salty grilled salmon, pancetta-wrapped pork loin, or a fricassee of spring mushrooms.


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