The Palm by Whispering Angel, Château d'Esclans, Côtes de Provence 2020
"The 2020 The Palm is Ch. dEsclans entry level wine and if you can get past its gopping French-hooker-boudoir packaging, youll love it. A typical blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, its a beguiling pale pink, ripe, juicy and ridiculously quaffable. Its the quintessential vin de soif."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine
It is Calypso time as we offer the latest vintage of Sacha Lichine's most recent rosé creation, The Palm by Whispering Angel. With a distinct Caribbean feel to it, it is effortlessly chic but with a summery twist. Crafted with the best grapes from Provence - grenache, cinsault, syrah and carignan - The Palm has all the hallmarks of a top quality Provencal rosé, light wild salmon pink, fresh, dry, elegant and crisp, but with a more pronounced tropical fruit flavour than Whispering Angel. Delicious on a hot day!
On a sunny spring day, put on a Bermuda shirt, switch on the music, dance and think of Jamaican sunshine and the crystal blue ocean and The Palm, Whispering Angel's fun loving little sister.
How does the wine taste?
Light pink with a tinge of orange. Exotic tropical fruits with a hint of strawberry. Very easy to drink and only 13% alcohol. An all round rosé that everyone will enjoy.
What do the critics say?
Here's an assessment of reviews from the previous vintage:
"A lightly poised and perfumed rosé that is both crisp and ripe." The Wine Enthusiast
"This rosé will have broad appeal for its slippery palate of lemon and fresh flavours and crisp acidity full to the finish." Anthony Garland On Wine
"With a pink label covered in palm trees, its almost as perfect as the rosé itself." Town & Country
"Effortlessly chic and refreshingly approachable." Quest (Society Magazine) New York
"Pure Provence, made for the style-conscious, you get gentle fruit flavours and a good dose of minerality to even it all out." Rachel Fellows (Esquire)
"Shows great aromatic freshness along with subtle fruity notes." Michael Robinson (The Royal Gazette)
An excellent French Rose with plenty of flavours .Ideal for a s summer's day or evening which more than competes favourably with its better known stablemates. Have served it to friends and family to unanimous approval .Would definitely buy again and strongly recommend it to others.
We've now bought this wine on three separate occasions and have no hesitation on recommending it to others.Very light and refreshing to taste . An ideal summer wine which more than compares favourably with its more expensive cousins from the same stable.