2020 Rock Angel, Château d’Esclans - "2020 Rock is a magnificent creation" Matthew Jukes
2020 Rock Angel, Château d’Esclans, Côtes de Provence, France (£23.95, www.finewinedirect.co.uk).
"Primarily Grenache with Rolle making up the numbers
2020 Rock is a magnificent creation and this wine soars above the other in terms of structure balanced with innate elegance. The oak involvement is so well-judged and so well-integrated in this wine it is barely noticeable as a flavour but as a texture enhancer, it is second to none. Luxurious, aerial, composed and effortlessly grand, Whispering Angel’s big sister is a thrilling wine in 2020 and it is worth noting that this is not an aperitif wine but a serious accompaniment to fine food."
Matthewjukes.com 26th May 2021