THE UNDERGROUND WINE LETTER- A ROSE IS A ROSE, IS A ROSE, IS A ROSE…BUT A ROSÉ IS A ROSÉ

By John Tilson
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2010 Chateau D’Esclans Cotes de Provence Whispering Angel Rosé.
This wine is made with 6 different grape varieties: Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, Mouvèdre, and Tibouren. The wine is appropriately named as it could certainly be described as celestial. It is ever so delicate and refined yet is bright and finesseful. The color is pale salmon pink and the nose is very subtle with floral nuances. On the palate the wine has exquisite balance with very subtle floral notes and hints of peach and citrus. It is rounded and supple with a gorgeous finish. This is a really lovely wine with great style – Outstanding. Shaw-Ross Intl., Miramar, FL $19.99