THE DRINKS BUSINESS- Global Rosé Masters 2014

1. Chateau d’Esclans ‘d’Esclans’ 2013; Chateau d’Esclans ‘Les Clans’ 2012; Chateau d’Esclans ‘Garrus’ 2012 (Provence, France)
We promised a Top 10 but we’ve had to relax the rules a touch and squeeze in three for the top spot.
The three top releases from Sacha Lichine at Château d’Esclans all deserve a place on this list, having taken two silvers and the top award of our sole Global Rosé Master for 2014.
The three wines were the Château d’Esclans 2013, “Les Clans” 2012 and the “Garrus” 2012.
Three very different styles are represented from the “intriguing, attractive and sleek” Château d’Esclans to the “slightly oaken, taught and youthful” Les Clans and finally the “refined, tight and almost white” Garrus.
All were excellent examples in the category but it was the more affordable d’Esclans which took the top spot to its siblings two Silver medals.
As a collective these wines represented the peak of the category.
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