Château d'Esclans Garrus Rosé 2015

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£199.95 per bottle

ABV 14.0 %

"2015 Chateau d’Esclans, Garrus, Cotes de Provence is a wine which I feared I would never taste. I have tracked this wine over the years through the 18s, 18.5s and into the 19s and last year I sensed we were on the brink of perfection, but I couldn’t push myself into a perfect score. When I tasted the 2015 wines out of barrel last year I was convinced that they were even finer than the ‘14s and this meant that a perfect Garrus was possible. Now that the wine is bottled and has had a chance to settle, I am certain that we have found a superstar release. As always Garrus has more depth and power than Les Clans and in 2015 it seems to flaunt its 80+ year old Grenache vine credential on its sleeve. This wine might have the palest of coral colours but it is made from imperial red fruit. The alcohol (14% vol.) informs you that this is not an ephemeral rose, unlike so many. This is a wine which is thrumming with bass power and yearning to be set free from its restraints. It has a depth of fruit on the nose which I have not seen before at this estate. Savoury, chiselled, powerful and majestic, Garrus will, one day, be mentioned in the same breath as wines like La Tache, Latour, Vielles Vignes Francaises and Le Montrachet. I don’t know when that might be but in the meantime I will be serving this rose at the same table as these other great wines in the knowledge that it has finally lived up to its promise."
Matthew Jukes,

Garrus from chateau d'Esclans was first produced in 2006 and has already received praise from some of the World's most respected wine critics (see below). Grape variety includes Grenache and Rolle. It is a very complex wine and has distinct strawberry, apple and lemon flavours with a long finish.

“Greatest Rosé ever”
98/100 James Suckling

“I sense that Garrus will, one day, be mentioned in the same breath as wines like La Tâche, Latour, Vieilles Vignes Françaises and Le Montrachet”
20/20 Matthew Jukes

“This is as fine a rosé as you will ever find”
Jonathan Ray (The Spectactor)

“Best rosé in the world? I’m impressed!”
Jancis Robinson (Master of Wine)

“I was blown away”
Tom Stevenson (Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia)

“Achieving cult status”
Anthony Dias Blue (Patterson’s Tasting Panel Magazine)

“This full-bodied wine pushes the concept of rosé to its limits”
Roger Voss (Wine Enthusiast)

“Taking rosé to a level it has never been before”
Richard Nalley (Forbes Magazine)

“Sacha Lichine has cracked it”
Serena Sutcliffe (Master of Wine)

“Refined, tight and almost white”
Drinks Business

“A gorgeous rosé”
Wine Spectator

“This estate in the Côtes de Provence produces dazzling rosés”
Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate)

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