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Nov 20, 2013 07:54 AM

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's $28 Wine Named Best Rosé in the World

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  1. Would you buy a bottle, ChefJune?

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    1. re: Monica

      not likely, Monica. I posted with tongue in cheek.

      Although I generally do enjoy wines made by the Perrin family, the description of this one was not appealing.

      My favorite Rose is Tempier's - when I decide to splurge for it. I do like roses of Bandol. I also consistently like Mas de Gourgonnier's rose (but then I like all their wines).

      I also don't take WS ratings very seriously.

      1. re: ChefJune

        Mas de that from Les Baux? I was there a few years ago and had awsome red wines from that region. I really wish i had taken a picture of the bottle I had at the restaurant we ate at. It was an organic wine from Les Baux region and was awsome!
        I don't see too many wines from that region in US..
        Had tons of rose from provence regions...most of them, I thought, were pretty bland and felt water down.

          1. re: Monica

            There's quite a bit of Mas de Gourgonnier that comes into New York. Can't think right now who carries them, but I find it now and then. The people who own/run that winery are really lovely. I got a chance to visit there some years ago.

            1. re: ChefJune

              West Coast: North Berkeley Wines
              East Coast: Michael Skurnik

      2. It's important to understand the Top 100 wines are not the Top 100 Wines in the World, nor is the Jolie-Pitt Miraval Rose the best rose in the world. There are better Roses, to be sure, and most of the reviews state that.

        The Wine Spectator itself said it had changed the way it rated its Top 100 this year. This is in writing when they explain the scores.

        The Wine Spectator said it emphasized -- this year more than in any year in the past -- the X factor, the "it" factor, of the wine.

        The reviews say the Jolie-Pitt Miraval is a very pretty wine, a refreshing, kind of zingy Grenache rose. It has a lovely aesthetic, nice packaging, label, etc. The reviews also say it's the "it" factor of Jolie-Pitt that propelled the Miraval onto the Top 100 list.

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        1. re: maria lorraine

          That's surprisingly unprofessional even for that rag.

        2. Gosh, In light of the tongue twisting description , "The focused finish features flint" etc., I don't know if I even want to taste this rose. Bastianich's description isn't much better with, "macerated wild strawberries, confectionary (sic) sugars, and strawberry or raspberry PEZ, like the candy". The best adjective he gives is, "very, very, very pretty". Twice. Cotton candy anyone?

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          1. re: Gio

            Whether or not you want to taste it is, of course, up to you, but it's quite good. As I said elsewhere, "Great?" No. "Very good?" Yes.

            1. re: zin1953

              Thanks Zin! No too sweet, then?

              1. re: Gio

                It's dry, as are most if not all rosés from Provence.

          2. Well, there is a reason we all refer to it as "The Speculator" . . .

            On a serious note, I thought the wine was very good indeed, but not outstanding, not extraordinary, not mind-blowing. I think that both Jolie & Pitt, and the Perrins, should be quite pleased with the quality of what's in the bottle, and are no doubt ecstatic over all the hype and accolades in the world's press.

            Personally, I have recently had and prefer the following rosés:

            Domaine de la Mordorée Tavel
            Domaine de la Mordorée Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé
            Château de Ségriès Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé
            Mas de Gourgonnier Les Baux de Provence Rosé
            Domaine de Fontsainte "Grid de Gris" Corbières Rosé
            Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé
            Domaine du Gros 'Noré Bandol Rosé
            . . . and from Spain, Muga Rosado.

            / / / / /

            In terms of QPR, the two Bandols, the Tavel, and the Miraval aren't worth it. Really, really good wines -- and I would never say "no" to a glass -- but too expensive to have on anything other than an occasional basis.

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            1. re: zin1953

              Have to agree about the QPR for Muga, Fonsainte, and Gourgonnier. Wish there were more rosato from Puglia and Abruzzo, though, on the market.