Les Clans 2015

75cl bottle: £30.00

Case of 6 75cl bottles: £180.00

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150cl bottle: £63.00

Case of 3 150cl bottles: £189.00

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A sublime and exquisite lightly oak aged Rose of the highest quality made from the free run juice from grapes from old vines at Chateau D’Esclans
A shinning star in the World of high class Roses
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2015 Château d’Esclans, Les Clans, Côtes de Provence (19/20) is a wine which finally found its feet in 2014 and this stunning vintage further defines its character. There is an initial blush-inducing tenderness to this wine which almost makes you apologise for disturbing it in the glass. Thereafter it gathers its skirts and strikes a firm pose parading ginger-lily and pink grapefruit touches alongside the red cherry-stone theme. Château d’Esclans’ rosé hallmark is the gossamer texture of the wines from Whispering Angel, via Rock Angel and then on to these two deities and in 2015 these wines are smoother and longer than ever before. The acidity is proud and combative and there is still spiciness and traction lingering on the palate minutes later. This is a heroic wine and it further underlines the Les Clans model – one of scintillating charm balanced with brittle attitude. Matthew Jukes


“The story of the vintage – this is the year when Les Clans comes alive. No longer is this wine the stop-gap between Whispering Angel and Garrus. In 2014 this is the first vintage that Les Clans shows its very own character clearly and without needing to reference the other two wines. It is brighter, more demonstrative and more flirtatious than the well-made and yet introverted 2013. The strawberry notes wear an irresistible touch of brioche like the most hypnotic pâtissier’s scent and the depth of flavour is astounding. Already approachable, with fabulous vivacity in every molecule, this is a wine which will develop in the bottle over the next 24 months, softening and integrating the raucous ‘white’ oak notes into the core of the blushing red berry fruit. Les Clans comes alive in 2014.” 19/20 Matthew Jukes