Having eschewed any "pink" wine for many years, we decided to try a Tavel rose after having read an article about it. Our first encounter with its nose was amazing! Scents of strawberries and red raspberries fairly exploded out of the glass. The flavor was even better. This wine is dry and full in the mouth with wonderful flavor of the red berries. The finish is smooth and medium, but the scent of the wine remains in one's nose long after the drinking is over. This is a wonderful wine, full-bodied and delicious. The Tavel rose mystique is well earned.