2019 Chateau d’Esclans 'Les Clans' Rose Cotes de Provence
Winemaker Notes: Epitomizing a sophisticated, food driven wine made from Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino), Les Clans (entirely fermented and aged in large French oak barrels) represents a particular disconnect with rosé in general as it is quite remarkable with potential to age or, if tempted, to enjoy with great pleasure sooner rather than later. This wine is both rich and exotic while being full bodied and elegant.
James Suckling - "A fantastic rosé with such intensity and complexity… It’s medium-bodied with a dense center palate and superb length and focus."
Decanter - "Fermented and aged in large sized oak casks, this is another successful vintage of Les Clans, holding its place in my estimation as the most enjoyable of the 'luxury' rosés. Delicate yet hugely gulpable with traces of rose petal, orange peel, citrus, raspberry and redcurrant. It has the barest hint of oak in terms of satin texture and expansion through the palate, but not getting in the way of a saline kick on the finish. I would add that if the alcohol really is as high as it says on the label it hides it extremely well. I'm including this in the Bordeaux-Provence tasting because of Sacha Lichine's links to Prieuré Lichine (and new partner LVMH has its own presence back in Bordeaux)."
Wine Enthusiast - "Rich with a dense structure and impressive concentration"
|Grape Varietals||Grenache, Vermentino|