Korbel Brut Rose review by (PB)
Since I signed with a publisher yesterday for my upcoming book, I wanted a little bubbly with dinner to celebrate. (My beloved also had the same idea and brought home a bottle of a different kind as well.) We should have opened hers.
Very pale pink hue that is hard to describe exactly what color it is almost looking a bit putrid. Bouquet is very lightly sweet with aromas that are so subtle that they are almost non-existent. Basically smells like a $4 rose still wine.
Palate--bubbles were okay with a decent stream of fine pricklies but again, yields a very simple presence that is hard to comment on.
So we finished the bottle with appetizers and a light pasta dinner but for $15 this bottle was twice the price of what it should have been. I played it cheap instead of springing for the $22 Mumm's Brut Prestige which is excellent. Like I said, should have opened the sparkler my wife brought home...At any rate, RAISE A GLASS TO MY FIRST BOOK!