Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rose 2010
Rose from Provence, France
Heralded as the greatest Rose in the world, Garrus' limited quantity (6 barrels per vintage) makes it a highly select wine. Noted for its creaminess and lush minerally finish, this wine is uncommonly elegant and has achieved cult status among the wealthy elite of the French Riviera.
"This delicious wine offers subtle barrel nuances, with ripe plum and strawberry fruits. Along with this is a stylish crispness, just touched by spice and toast. This is a serious wine, intended for food."
"This is layered and beautiful with wonderful aromas and flavors: white peaches, chalk, apple pie, pears, minerals and a touch of the wood. Full and dense yet agile and beautiful. Will be even better with age. Grenache, Rolle, Tibouren, Cinsault and Syrah."
"Bright orange-pink. Potent, oak-spiced aromas of candied orange, raspberry, vanilla and honey, with a hint of apricot in the background. Deeply pitched red berry and citrus fruit flavors show a strong oak influence and pick up smoke and candied rose nuances with air. Clings with serious tenacity on the finish, leaving notes of vanilla bean and raspberry preserves behind. Pretty far removed from most folks' definition of rose but an awfully interesting wine nonetheless."
International Wine Cellar
"A very creamy rosé, offering plenty of ripe, dark fruit flavors that are concentrated and well-structured. Licorice, ginger and spice notes linger on the rich, luscious finish."
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Also enchanted by the Provence his father speaks of with emotion, Sacha Alexis Lichine, convinced by the potential of these sun-drenched soils, become the owner, with the Angostura group, of Chateau d'Esclans in 2006. Since then, he hasn't ceased to combine his talent and know-how to this magical terroir, and has given a new dimension to Provence Rose, making a unique assemblage of...
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Not just a destination for tourists and movie stars, Provence makes some delicious and easy-drinking wines. Most of these wines are rose - a dry, pale, pink style rose. The climate here is Mediterranean, with most of the vines planted on southern facing slopes to avoid the fierce Mistral winds. Thirteen varieties are permitted in the region, the most important for rose being...
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Rose(roe-ZAY) A Rose by Any Other Name Technically, a rose is an unfinished red wine, but the term seems so- secondary. Rose is a different sort of wine, with all the refreshing qualities of a white wine mixed with some characteristics of a red. It can be made from many different grape varietals and in many different regions, the most popular and successful being Southern France,...
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