2019 Chateau d’Esclans 'Garrus' Rose Cotes de Provence
Winemaker Notes: Considered Chateau d'Esclans' finest wine, made from a single vineyard of nearly 100 year-old Grenache vines, entirely fermented and aged in large French oak barrels, the powerful and elegant Garrus was at the heart to Sacha Lichine’s vision in 2006 to make Rosé grand. Today Garrus is firmly established as a world class, iconic luxury Rosé. It is an impressive and concentrated Rosé with a creamy finish featuring rich and spicy notes rivaling any top white wine or prestige Champagne.
James Suckling - "This is really something for a rosé. Very powerful yet subtle aromas and flavors of dried strawberry, sliced lemon, mineral and a pinch of salt. Some fresh-herb undertones, such as sage. Hint of coconut. It’s full-bodied, yet so tight and compact with fantastic freshness and length. Goes on for minutes."
Decanter - "As with Les Clans, this is from old vines (up to 100 years old in the case of Garrus), fermented and aged in 600l oak casks. It also shares with a sibling an ability to really deliver an above-average rosé, with subtle persistency and grip. This has an expansive mid palate that promises raspberry, redcurrant, rosemary and orange peel notes, along with pulses of minerality and a slate-textured finish. Definitely not a wine that needs to be left just for the summer months, this is a brilliant rosé that delivers on expectations."
Wine Enthusiast - "This wine continues to follow its own path in interpreting rosé from Provence. Wood aged and ripe, it shows toast and spice as much as fruit, well integrated and with the possibility of aging further. Elegant while also powerfully rich, the wine demands food as a partner. Drink this unique wine from 2022. Cellar Selection"
|Grape Varietals||Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Vermentino|