Whispering Angel Provence Rosé, Chateau D`Esclans, 2018, France
Grape varieties, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Pale pink with a perfumed bouquet, which follows with elegant summer fruits. The palate is refreshing, refined and elegant with faint cherry nuances, together with enticing strawberry and berry fruit flavours. With a beautifully integrated balancing acidity, this wine is a must for those glorious summer afternoons!
“As we ease into January, the 2018 vintage of this elite rosé is about to be bottled and shipped and it is a thriller. Sadly, this is the last vintage over which the great Patrick Léon presided, as he passed away in December. Patrick’s winemaking reputation was immense and I can tell you that he was one of the most fascinating, modest and engaging people I have ever met in the wine business. With Château Lascombes, Château Mouton Rothschild, Opus One and Almaviva in his back catalogue, he certainly knew how to make legendary wine. In addition, Patrick helped family friend Sacha Lichine, owner of Château d’Esclans, to make the greatest rosés in the world. He will be dearly missed and his final vintage will be particularly savoured by all who knew him. It follows that this is a sublime vintage for Whispering Angel building on its magical reputation by adding an otherworldly texture to the already ravishing perfume and taste. Indeed the flavour is the embodiment of its name like never before.” Matthew Jukes on the 2018 vintage.