After their 2012 vintage was crowned the “best Rosé in the world”, I made it a mission to try the wine. Mission accomplished with the Miraval 2014 Rosé. Obviously not the 2012 vintage that garnered the attention but that sold out before most of us mensch could dream of trying it. So let me be upfront, I’m not seduced by the Jolie-Pitt celebrity attachment of the wine. The wine does have merit. Do I think it’s the best Rosé in the world? No. Is it a fine example of a Rosé from Provance? Yes! I’m not sure I like it as much as Villa Des Anges and I still prefer the Grifone for everyday drinking. The average price tag on the Miraval 2014 Rosé is about $30, for that amount I’d rather have 3 bottles of the VDA or 6 of the Grifone. My husband loved this wine which is good since it was a birthday gift for him from me!
The Miraval 2014 Rosé is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Rolle and Syrah. It comes in at a respectable 13% ABV. We chilled the wine down to about 45 degrees and kept it cool with a Corkcicle. I’d like to point out the bottle is absolutely beautiful. The cork is SECURE in this bottle. It was almost too hard to remove. The bottle let off a whisp of strawberry when uncorked. The wine is a pale blush color.
The Miraval 2014 Rosé has a modest nose with notes of strawberry, cream and rose petal with hints of citrus, minerals, and white currants. The palate shows off those flavors both in a fresh and dried way. When the wine opens up a bit further you get additional hints of peach and white florals with buttercream frosting in the finish. The acid is just short of too high to drink it alone and the finish is a moderate length. It’s refreshing and cleansing.
Overall, this wine is very enjoyable and an exemplary specimen from the region. We give it 89 points. I prefer the flavor profile and balance of the Villa Des Anges even though they share very similar qualities. If I were to find the wine on sale, I’d pick up more but for my current budget, this price is prohibitive for daily drinking. I do think the elegant presentation and the wine make it worth the expense to try it however!
Have you tried the Miraval 2014 Rosé? Let us know what you thought of it!