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.
The Wine Advocate is a bi-monthly wine publication established in 1978 by American wine critic Robert M. Parker, arguably the most influential wine critic in the world. Born and bred in Maryland, Parker spent ten years working as a lawyer in Baltimore before making the full-time switch to wine writing in 1984. Today, a 100-point Parker score can make or break a wine brand.
The Wine Advocate newsletter first became known after Parker accurately predicted the high quality of the 1982 Bordeaux vintage. It soon became a standard reference for fine wine consumers in the United States. The Wine Advocate is believed to have a profound effect both on prices and market demand for fine wines around the world, particularly those from Parker’s preferred regions, particularly the Napa Valley.
In 2006 Parker chose a group of staff members to cover the majority of the world’s wine regions in his place and generate wine scores. The Wine Advocate staff now includes Jeb Dunnuck (Provence), Luis Gutierrez, Monica Larner, Neal Martin, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, David Schildknecht and Mark Squires. In December 2012 Parker stepped back from his full-time position at The Wine Advocate, naming Lisa Perrotti-Brown as the publication’s new editor-in-chief. He now retains a smaller role in the new-look Wine Advocate team.