Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2009

Rose from Provence, France

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Item No. 108163
  • ST89
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Whispering Angel is the introductory wine to the Chateau's line of Rose. Noted for its fresh, fruity yet bone dry characteristics, Decanter magazine suggests of the '08 vintage that this is probably the most aptly named wine we've tasted this year, a wonderful acknowledgement unto itself.

Critical Acclaim

"Pale peach skin color. Reticent aromas of orange zest, herbs and honeysuckle are energized by white pepper. Dry and nervy, offering dusty citrus and berry skin flavors but not the round, velvety texture of its more flamboyant sisters. This grown-up wine's uncompromisingly dry, steely character will strike some as austere; others will prefer its restraint to the richness and power of the Clans and Garrus. This is made from a kitchen sink blend of southern French varieties."
89 Points

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(8/31/2011)
Great to serve at the pool or take to the beach. Excellent Rose and reasonably priced.
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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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Whispering Angel is a blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes. Strikingly pale pink in color, the aromas ...
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