Top Miraval ever for the Wine Enthusiast (at $33):
Still owned jointly by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, this beautiful estate has produced a rich, full wine. Made for the owners by the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel in the Rhône Valley, this wine exhibits great sophistication, with rich caramel and strawberry fruit and spice.
Also for Dunnuck:
The 2017 Miraval Côtes De Provence Rosé is gorgeous. Peach, citrus, and raspberry notes all leap from the glass and it's juicy, vibrant, and crisp on the palate. This is terrific, and I suspect the finest vintage to date for this cuvée.
Limpid orange-pink. Displays vibrant, mineral-accented raspberry and blood orange scents along with suggestions of succulent herbs and flowers. Fleshy, supple and dry on the palate, offering sappy red berry and tangerine flavors that are given lift and definition by a core of juicy acidity. Finishes with strong, mineral-driven persistence, leaving a touch of honeysuckle behind.
Owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, made at a Chateau where Pink Floyd made The Wall and made by the top winemaking family of Southern France…and NONE of these things are what’s so interesting about this wine!
Also, like a Bandol Rosé, this is improving with age. Though it’s still pristinely fresh and intense, and I suspect still has a way to go.