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Château d'Esclans Limited Estate Collection Provence Rosé And Experience 6 x 75cl / 14.5%
This lot was kindly donated by Slurp Wines for The Cream Of The Crop Charity Auction in aid of The Drinks Trust to support drinks industry employees.
From the makers of Whispering Angel, this Limited Estate Collection wooden presentation case includes a selection of Chateau d'Esclans very best wines. These are some of the most celebrated and sought-after rosés in the world, not just in Provence. Each case includes an invitation to a free Private Visit to Chateau d'Esclans, to be redeemed at the winner’s leisure and convenience, and during which you will learn about its highly regarded viticulture and wine making practices while experiencing the aesthetic beauty of the estate, situated in the heart of Provence, followed by a comprehensive tasting of the wines.
The wines themselves are normally worth over £435.
Château d'Esclans Garrus 2019 - 2x 75cl bottles
Château d'Esclans Les Clans 2019 - 2x 75cl bottles
Château d'Esclans Estate Rosé 2019 - 2x 75cl bottles
Château d'Esclans Garrus 2019
"Garrus is always awesome. This is a sensational vintage for Garrus and I rate it as highly as the epic 2015, and that means that this is a perfect 20/20 in my notes. Nothing comes close in 2019 (apart from its sibling Les Clans) and I have tasted hundreds of bottles. The difference between this wine and 2015 is that the '15 was very obviously statuesque with amazing flanks and bold musculature. By contrast, the 2019 is subtle, brooding, complex and intricately perfumed. The nose is cool and soothing and the palate is a veritable iceberg of power and equilibrium and while we can only sense the scale of the grandeur of this wine, the signposts on the surface are already devastatingly attractive. You simply must buy and keep this wine for at least twelve months before you pop a cork!”
Drink 2021-2027. 96 Points - James Suckling
Château d'Esclans Les Clans 2019
"Fermented and aged in large sized casks, this is another successful vintage of Les Clans, holding its place in my estimation as the most enjoyable 'luxury' rosés. Delicate yet hugely gulpable with traces of rose petal, orange peel, citrus, raspberry and redcurrant. It has the barest hint of oak in terms of satin texture and expansion through the palate, but not getting in the way of a saline kick on the finish. I would add that if the alcohol really is as high as it says on the label, it hides it extremely well."
Drink 2020-2024. 95 Points - Jane Anson, Decanter
Château d'Esclans Estate Rosé 2019
"This is so yummy, with sliced peaches, lemons and some stone and white pepper. Minerally. It is medium-bodied and fruity yet subtle and very long. A beautiful rosé. Drink now and enjoy."
92 Points - James Suckling
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