WINE SPECTATOR- 2008 Garrus & 2008 Esclans

CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS
Côtes de Provence Rosé Garrus 2008

Score: 91
Concentrated aromas and flavors of dried citrus give this rosé plenty of power. Glazed pear and pineapple fill the midpalate, and the creamy finish features rich, spicy notes. Balanced and elegant. Drink now through 2013. 250 cases made. –KM

CHÂTEAU D’ESCLANS
Côtes de Provence Rosé Esclans 2008

Score: 90
Very suave, elegant and expressive, with a spicy aroma and intense dry cherry and plum flavors that are modulated by buttercream notes. The rich finish features candied ginger and glazed apricot. Drink now through 2013. 3,000 cases made. –KM