Wine & Spirits 90 points - The advantage of tasting wine blind is that star power has no effect. So, while some people will buy this simply because it comes from the estate that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie own in Correns, just north of Brignoles in Provence, our panel recommended it because it’s graceful and firm, a rose with conviction. The fruit feels diaphanous, allowing a clear view to the chalky minerality that runs through the wine; the acidity feels vibrant, extending the flavors and whetting the palate for another sip. It’s made in conjunction with the Famille Perrin, in their facilities.
Wine Spectator 90 points - A light rosemary thread weaves around a core of white cherry and dried tea leaf notes, lingering on the refreshing finish, where stylish rose water and white peach accents chime in. A pure style. Drink now. 50,000 cases made.-JM
(Oct 15 2015)
Vinous 91 points - Vivid salmon-skin color. Fresh, incisive aromas of orange zest, redcurrant and white flowers, with hints of honey and lavender in the background. Silky and light on its feet, offering intense red berry and citrus fruit flavors that deepen and spread out with air. Packs a solid punch but comes off as lithe and precise, with excellent finishing cut and floral persistence. Put aside the celebrity cachet of this wine and judge it for what it is: an outstanding, classically built Provencal rose that happens to be made by the highly esteemed Perrin family of Chateauneuf-du-Pape’s Chateau de Beaucastel, who are joint partners with estate owners Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in this ambitious and deadly serious venture.