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Two Provence Rosés from Château d’Esclans August 15, 2014 at 10:42 am

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The final two of the quartet of rosés from Château d’Esclans in Provence (the first is labelled ‘Caves d’Esclans’ as there’s some bought-in grapes in the blend). For reviews of the estate’s top two wines, click Here and Here.

Caves d’Esclans ‘Whispering Angel’ Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (~£16 Berkmann Wine Cellars, Bibendum, Bordeaux Index, Ellis of Richmond, Fine & Rare, www.fromvineyardsdirect.com, Goedhuis, Jeroboams)
Young, fresh, immediate wine, quite rounded and fleshy, with peach melba flavours – juicy peach with a topping of raspberry sauce – as well as hints of cherry and citrus, and some sandy/herby notes. B(+)

Château d’Esclans Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (~£24 Berkmann Wine Cellars, Bibendum, Bordeaux Index, Ellis of Richmond, Fine & Rare, www.fromvineyardsdirect.com, Goedhuis, Jeroboams)
A richer, rounder, more complex style than the Whispering Angel, not as deep in colour, with similar a sandy peach character, but much more elegance and intensity, as well an upright spine of acidity and minerality. S(-)

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