When the world's most-recognizable couple decides to make a wine, demand was bound to be unprecedented. "Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Debut Wine Sells Out Within Hours" read the headline in the March 7th Vanity Fair.
Made from the couple's 1,000-acre Estate in Southern France, Jolie and Pitt were determined to make a great wine, overseeing every step of the process from vineyard management to the selection of the strikingly original bottle. And they had no trouble gaining the assistance from one of France's most highly-renowned winemakers, Marc Perrin (of Beaucastel, among others). Perrin fell in love with the vineyard: "This is a magical place that we traverse from one end to the other to discover exceptional plots. The valley, property of the chateau, offers an unmatched eco-system and gives the wines a unique style in terms of freshness and elegance."
Limpid pink. Expressive red berry, orange zest, nectarine and floral aromas show fine definition and a hint of spiciness. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering taut red currant and strawberry flavors that pick up a minerally nuance with air. Smooth and focused on the finish, which lingers with bright, floral- and mineral-driven persistence.
91 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 2021