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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rose 2009
Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rose 2009
(search item no. 110883)
boutique wine

James Suckling rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

The grape varieties are 80 year old Grenache and Rolle. 100% from free-run juice.

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About Chateau d'Esclans:

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 refinement and pleasure. A new chapter has begun in the world of Rose.

Patrick Leon has unparalleled experience in making among the great wines of the world. Leon served as a Managing Director for Baron Phillipe de Rothschild, overseeing technical departments including the company's vineyards and winemaking facilities for Chateau Mouton Rothschild, d'armailhac, Clerc Milon, le Petit Mouton, Aile d'Argent, Opus One in California, Almaviva in Chile, Domaine de Lambert & Barn' Arques in the Languedoc, Mouton Cadet in Bordeaux as well as other wines in the Baron Phillipe de Rothschild portfolio, including Escudo Rojo in Chile. Patrick's wide breadth of experience and knowledge has established the foundation to becoming a consulting oenologist and working with Sacha Lichine in this capacity. Towards that end, Patrick has been instrumental in overseeing the wine making for Chateau d’Esclans. Patrick Leon's guidance and his enduring counsel have made an immeasurable difference to making all the Lichine wines as great as they are.

Chateau d'Esclans is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort. The surrounding land around Chateau d'Esclans is known as La Vallee des Esclans (the valley of the clans).