DETAILS "It's been compared to Champagne Krug (a real splurge), without the bubbles."

The Relative Splurge: Chateau d’Esclans “Garrus” Rosé 2011 France, $100
Very few bottles are made of this Grenache-dominant blend culled from 80-year-old vines. Though pale pink, it’s no lightweight: You’ll detect notes of grilled pineapples and poached pears, zippy spices, and a luxurious, creamy finish. It’s been compared to Champagne Krug (a real splurge), without the bubbles. view original article