We take our winemaking very seriously at Mirabeau and endeavour to make one of the best rosés in Provence. So there’s nothing more gratifying and uplifting than when a professional journalist waxes lyrical about our wines. The quotation above is from one of the top wine critics in the UK, Matthew Jukes.
Likewise when one of the most highly regarded wine critics in the world, Jancis Robinson MW, writes a good tasting note and gives us a great score, it is humbling and edifying and gives us huge confidence, especially as a new, small family wine business in a region full of so many properties making stunning wines.
Below are reviews from wine critics and journalists who have tasted Mirabeau wines.
Decanter is one of the most popular wine magazines in the world and published in around 90 countries on a monthly basis. The magazine includes industry news, vintage guides and wine recommendations. Decanter also organizes the annual Decanter World Wine Awards (of which Mirabeau has been a previous medal winner). Here is how they described our two 2013 vintage rosés in a recent tasting of 55 of the best from Provence.
Pure Mirabeau gets another recommendation, this time by British wine critic Jamie Goode in the Sunday Express.
James describes it as “pale salmon-pink in colour, this is highly aromatic and packed with juicy cherries and cranberries. With some herbiness to keep things interesting, it’s a delightful wine.” Continue reading
Mirabeau Pure 2013 – 90 pts
Pale pink in color, the 2013 Cotes de Provence Pure has loads of melon rind, orange blossom and hints of spice to go with a clean, classy and elegant profile on the palate. A perfect hot summer day effort, buy it by the case and enjoy. Continue reading
Daily Mail wine critic Matthew Jukes puts Mirabeau Classic Rosé into his top-six world class wines.
“Do rush out and grab a bottle of this terrific, cheeky rosé made from the classic Rhone grapes Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. A beautiful pale salmon colour, it’s also cherry-scented wonderfully thirst-quenching.”
I got into a conversation about wine the other day; it’s not a rare occurrence for me. It concerned vino and food and how the two go hand in hand. Indeed, in my house anyway, the two are almost inseparable. I rarely drink wine without food, other than when I am tasting. Continue reading
Never in our wildest dreams did we expect PURE Mirabeau to make it into one of the most widely read and influential fashion magazines in the UK, The Sunday Times’ STYLE magazine – but it did. And not only that, but it was even rated ahead of Brangelina’s excellent Provence rosé, Miraval. Sorry Brad ;-)
This is the first time Mirabeau has made it into the UK’s Sunday Times and wow, we’re in very good company. Chateau Minuty and Domaine Sainte Lucie are two of the hottest producers in Provence and it’s just amazing that our first vintage or PURE Mirabeau been made it as one of Kate Spicer’s ‘Three of the Best’ rosés to drink this summer!
Despite its breezy appeal, rosé can be a vexing vino. I love it on holiday, but back home it can be hard to tell how sweet, fruity, zingy or intense a bottle is before you buy. Continue reading
Robert Parker is undoubtedly the single most influential wine critic on the planet. His wine ratings on a 100-point scale and his newsletter The Wine Advocate, with his particular stylistic preferences and note-taking vocabulary, have become influential in global wine buying and particularly in the US. Continue reading
We are chuffed to bits (is it OK to use that expression?) to announce that Mirabeau Rosé has won a Silver medal in the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)! One of only two Provence rosés to receive a Silver (the highest award given in 2013) we were effectively 1st= in the whole competition! Continue reading