2020 - Whispering Angel Caves d'Esclans Côtes de Provence Rosé
Colour
Rosé
Producer
Château d'Esclans
Region
Côtes de Provence
Grape
Grenache/ Cinsault / Rolle / Syrah
Drinking
2021 - 2023
Case size
3x150cl
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2020 WHISPERING ANGEL CAVES D'ESCLANS CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ - 3x150cl

Colour
Rosé
Producer
Château d'Esclans
Region
Côtes de Provence
Grape
Grenache/ Cinsault / Rolle / Syrah
Drinking
2021 - 2023
Case size
3x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £126.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2021

    Sacha Lichine is the man behind this iconic rosé. The fomer Bordelais blue blood bought Château d’Esclans in 2006. By purchasing grapes from his neighbours in Provence and installing ex-Mouton Rothschild winemaker Patrick Léon in the cellar, he has created one of the most successful wine brands, which consistently delivers on style and taste. The 2020 is as delicious as ever: a fragrant starburst of strawberry, raspberry, grapefruit and fresh rose petal. It is beautifully refreshing and delicately salty like the soft sea breeze of the French Riviera. A supremely elegant rosé.

  • JS

    James Suckling, May 2021,
    Score: 92

    Very pale apricot-pink color. Delicate aromas of sliced apple, pink grapefruit, peach, cream and stones follow through to a medium body and crisp acidity. Deliciously creamy and smooth. Drink and enjoy.

  • VIN

    Vinous, June 2021,
    Score: 90

    Brilliant peach skin. Red berries and pit fruits on the nose, and a floral nuance in the background. Silky and open-knit, showing good depth as well as energy to the red currant and nectarine flavors, which pick up a refreshingly bitter orange zest quality on the back half. Finishes long and juicy, with a repeating floral note and subtle grip. Don't hate on this wine just because it’s popular. - Josh Raynolds. Drink 2021-2013

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2021

    I have just tasted the very first bottle of 2020 Whispering Angel Rosé and it is sensational. The haunting, canteloupe- tinged aroma, silky texture and bracingly dry finish mark this as a stunningly balanced vintage. Chapeau!

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Producer

Château d'Esclans

Due north of St. Tropez lies Ch d'Esclans, the paradise for rosé lovers. Bought andrefurbished in 2006 by Sacha Lichine, the former owner of Château Prieuré Lichine in Margaux, he recognised the potential of its old vines (60-80 years old) and its terroir. He realised that they were capable of producing far greater and more complex creations than the friendly quaffing wines that are largely produced in the region. His goal was to create the best rosés in the world. With the help of Patrick Léon, Mouton Rothschild's former cellar master, in the space of only 2 years,he has remained true to his word by creating exceptional rosés, arguably the best in the world. They are complex and concentrated yet remain elegant and refreshing. "Make no mistake, these are exceptional wines." (Matthew Jukes, The Financial Times) mes)

Region

Côtes de Provence

France's most extensive appellation, the Côtes de Provence stretches from Toulon in the west to near Cannes in the east. The vineyards run from the sun-baked Mediterranean coast up into the Alpine foothills with their cooling influence. Rose wine accounts for four fifths of Côtes de Provence production. Formerly a drink for holidays only, consumption of rose is on the rise in both France and the UK and and the wines are more and more serious. Typically Cinsaut and Grenache are the most popular grape varieties. There is also a renewed focus on producing higher quality red wine by incorporating Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah into the blends, although combined they can only represent 30% of the blend. Plantings of indigenous white varieties are also increasing especially in the coastal areas.