Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rose 2009

Rose from Provence, France

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Item No. 110883
  • pink & rosé
  • boutique wine
  • JS94
  • WE92
  • WS90
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"Subtle and complex aromas of apples, mangoes and pink grapefruit turn into honey and minerals. Full and intense with layers of flavors and character. The age brings it tension and depth, but this wine still keeps its gorgeous character. Grenache, Rolle, Tibouren, Cinsault, and Syrah."
94 Points

"The wood-aged Garrus seems a contradiction in terms when described as a Provence Rose. But taste it and it makes complete sense with its rich fruits, only the slightest hint of toast and sweet crushed strawberry flavors. It is rounded, smooth, impressive."
92 Points

"Displays interesting aromas of Asian spice and mulled cherry, with flavors to match, as well as ripe tropical fruit components. This is decadent and rich on the finish. Distinctively rich and robust. Drink now. 250 cases made."
90 Points

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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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Learn About Provence

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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Learn About Rose

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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