Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's $28 Wine Named Best Rosé in the World
Thought you all would enjoy this article..... (or not)
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.
Mas de gourgonnier...is 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.
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.
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?
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.
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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.