Château d’Esclans 2011 Garrus Rosé (by Roger Voss 7/1/2013)
A powerful, wood-aged rosé that shows great richness, density and structure. Treat this as a fine wine and you’ll appreciate the texture, the mature berry fruits, the spice and vanilla flavors. Weighty and full in the mouth, this could even age well for another year or two.
Château d’Esclans 2011 Les Clans Rosé (by Roger Voss 7/1/2013)
The extra year gives this wine quite different flavors from the forward fruitiness of Provence rosé. It now has a richer, more complex character and weight of ripe fruit, caramel and vanilla flavors. This is a serious, food friendly rosé.
Château d’Esclans 2012 (by Roger Voss 7/1/2013)
Full-bodied and richly fruity wine. It has good depth of flavor from the zest and red berry fruits. They give a nervy, almost-mineral poise to the wine. Warmth and ripeness come in at the end.