THE WINE ENTHUSIAST

Château d’Esclans 2015 Garrus Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
This is a serious wine with a lighter brighter side. Its wood aging adds spice to the ripe red fruits and brings out the concentration and intensity. It is, in its way, an unexpected side of Provence rosé, emphasizing richness and complexity. But it all comes together: a fine wine that, after a year of aging, is ready to drink. 94 Points RV

Château d’Esclans 2015 Les Clans Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
This wood-aged rosé is complex and intense. The rich fruit is only one part of the structure of the wine which is perfumed, mineral and, for a rosé, dense. It is surely intended for food with its concentration and ripe aftertaste. The extra year of aging has made it ready to drink. 92 Points RV

Château d’Esclans 2016 Rock Angel Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
This is the latest wine from the same producer as the popular Whispering Angel rosé. It has a wonderful herbal character that lifts the bright red-currant fruit. Acidity and fruit are allied with the mineral texture to create a wine that will be just right for food. 91 Points RV

Château d’Esclans 2016 Whispering Angel Rosé (Côtes de Provence)
The wine, that has been a major player in the success of Provence rosé, epitomizes the style. Fresh with red currants and red berries, it is lively and intensely fruity with just a hint of herbs at the end. This is an immediately drinkable wine, just ready for the summer. RV