I’m not sure how my TJ’s is just getting this as it seems its been out for a while. This is the perfect summer Rosé for a $6 price tag so if you still have warm weather, snap some up. It’s not as concentrated as some of our favorites, but it’s in the vein of Villa des Anges, just lighter in all aspects.
Les Portes De Bordeaux 2014 Rosé comes in at 12% ABV. I wish I had the grape breakdown for this wine, but I don’t. We chilled the wine down to about 50 degrees (a bit on the warm side) and used stemless white wine glasses for tasting. The wine let off no aroma when opened. The color of the Les Portes De Bordeaux 2014 Rosé is a beautiful salmon pink.
The Les Portes De Bordeaux 2014 Rosé has a lightly perfumed nose. You have to swirl it and really get your nose in the glass to get all the aromas out of it. The nose is still light and airy but you can really appreciate the strawberries, cream, rose petal, and nectarine. The palate is very similar to the nose with additional hints of lemon and red currant. There might be a hint of watermelon too but we were split on that front. The minerals debut mid palate and take you into the medium length finish. The finish isn’t overly flavored just hints of red berries and wet stone. The acid is moderate but it’s very cleansing. We paired it with TJ’s Artisan Flatbread with prosciutto, burrata, and arugula and it was a nice match.
Les Portes De Bordeaux 2014 Rosé is perfect if you want a tasty, but uncomplicated Rosé to go with lighter fare. It doesn’t have the flavor profile to stand up to heavier flavors, but it’s still something I’d buy again. My husband and I agreed on an 86 point score. If you are at Trader Joes, pick it up and give it a try. If you have tried it already, let us know what you thought!