ROBERT PARKER "this estate in the Cotes de Provence produced three dazzling roses…"

Robert Parker – Wine Critic

Chateau d’Esclans 2006 Rose cuvees

“I thought this estate in the Cotes de Provence produced three dazzling roses…but am puzzled by the pricing….for $19 the Whispering Angel is the best buy and a textbook Provencal rose …slightly better and as good as Tempier’s superb 2006 Bandol Rose(or Domaine Ott’s as well) is the cuvee called Les Clans…but the $69 price tag is absurd……another limited cuvee and a mighty good rose…Garrus…sells for…..believe it or not….$99!….Sascha Lichine is the proprietor…former Mouton-Rothschild wine-maker Patrick Leon the talent in the cellar….but the prices for the top two cuvees are mind-boggling…..makes 2006 Bordeaux futures prices look like a bargain!…..Southern Wine and Spirits and Langdon-Shiverick are the importers…..welcome to the brave new world of wine pricing for 2007…..”