Babe Rose’ - that’s one awful canned sparkling rose’!

Recently, we reviewed 3 canned sparkling rose’s that we liked quite a bit. For everyday drinkers, we thought the House Wine, 14 Hands Unicorn, and Underwood were all worth the price of admission. While none of them is going to compete against a French sparkler, that’s really not the point. For a reasonable price point (remember, a can is half a bottle of wine!), they are fun and enjoyable.

So, with that in mind, we picked up a four-pack of Babe rose’ with bubbles to give it a try. The results? Um, well, let’s just say the final three cans are going down the sink. 

Let’s start with the color. It’s pink, which is good, but sort of a watermelon Jolly Rancher pink. Watered-down. Not vibrant.

Let’s move next to the bubbles. The bubbles are fine, meaning small, but they are sparse. Almost non-existent. This is not a sparkling wine. It is a wine with bubbles. It is a carbonated beverage masquerading as a sparkling wine.

What about the smell? It smells - off. Sharp. It has very little fruit, and smells a bit like a tart candy grapefruit. It also smells like potpourri, the kind your grandma puts in her bathroom. Or the soap you buy that is supposed to smell like rose, but really doesn’t - it just faintly smells of flowers. 

Now to the taste. Watermelon candy. For sure. Maybe grapefruit, but a bitter grapefruit that someone has poured saccharine on to make it have some sweetness but still fit in their diet. 

As the Babe rose’ with bubbles makes it way to my gullet, I feel the annoyingly sweet yet bitter liquid burning a hole in my stomach.

This is bad wine, folks. This is the epitome of a wine that deserves a 2 out of 10 rating. “I can feel this wine burning a hole in my stomach. I can't get the taste out of my mouth. This wine is pretty much shit.”