Chateau d'Esclans "Rock Angel" Provence Rosé 2020
Rock Angel is partially barrel fermented in large oak barrels and made from Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle (Vermentino). This rosé bears a more complex and structured taste profile than Whispering Angel bringing it into a more premium realm giving rosé lovers a bigger and richer wine that is fabulous as an aperitif or paired with a broad range of fine cuisine. If you like the minerality of a Sancerre, you will love this wine.
"2020 Rock is a magnificent creation and this wine soars above the other in terms of structure balanced with innate elegance. The oak involvement is so well-judged and so well-integrated in this wine it is barely noticeable as a flavour but as a texture enhancer, it is second to none. Luxurious, aerial, composed and effortlessly grand, Whispering Angel’s big sister is a thrilling wine in 2020 and it is worth noting that this is not an aperitif wine but a serious accompaniment to fine food." Matthew Jukes
"A pale peach-colored rose with aromas of roses, strawberries, raspberries and nectarines. It's medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a juice creamy palate. Deliciously fruity with goo concentration and length. Drink now."
92pts James Suckling
"Extremely pale, even paler than Whispering Angel from the same stable. Almost white. Good smooth, flattering texture and a degree of salinity on the finish. Definitely worth paying the premium for this. Salivatory and with a bit of guts. Though there's just a little obvious sweetness on the end."
16/20 Jancis Robinson
93 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating