Whispering Angel, Château d'Esclans Côtes de Provence 2021 (3L Double Magnum)
We are delighted to launch the glorious 2021 vintage of Whispering Angel in bottles, magnums, jeroboams and imperials.
I was at VinExpo in Paris last month and tasted about forty 2021 rosés from Provence. Some were good, indeed very good but none had that overall magic that is Whispering Angel 2021 - the leader of the pack.
The 2021 vintage is gorgeous and likely to be rated the best vintage of this remarkable rosé, now a global super star, and the benchmark against which all other rosés are judged. It sings of the sun and everything we are all looking forward to.
Matthew Jukes writes "In 2021 there is a wonderful backbone to this wine from which the fruit is carefully draped. With the trademark watermelon and pomegranate hints and a deeper and more structured mid-palate than was found on the lithe 2020 this is a more sophisticated wine than its crowd-pleasing predecessor. This, in turn, means that it is a foodier proposition, too, which is great news. So, my very first 2021 Provence Rosé is set to, once again, wow all-comers."
Order your Whispering Angel for the spring and summer now - I am!
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardDirect
How does the wine taste?
Vibrant pale pink wild salmon colour. Very fresh with strong yet restrained aromatic flavours berries and white summer fruit. Good acidity and balance with a mouth watering finish that begs for another glass. It made a cold and gloomy Leicestershire January day seems like Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in June for a couple of hours. Exciting.
What do the critics say?
Here is an assessment of previous reviews;
"The 2020 Whispering Angel is glorious and ready to drink the moment you get it. Again, its wonderfully pale but don't let that mislead you into thinking its lacking in character. Far from it, for it's beautifully poised with red Grenache and Cinsault combining perfectly with white Vermentino to give freshness, ripeness and creamy succulence. There are plenty of citrus and wild strawberry notes and it finishes refreshingly dry."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine
"Always delicious" James Suckling
"Delicious, a remarkable effort." The Wine Spectator
"Chewy and mouthwatering." Decanter
"The cool thing you have to drink... also impressively good." Ray Isle (Food & Wine)
"Dense and rich with lovely texture." Anthony Dias Blue (The Tasting Panel)
"Very clear and clean and will gain flavours during the year." Steven Spurrier
"Absolutely stunning." Matthew Jukes.
"Loaded onto yachts on the Côte dAzur and consumed in quantity by connoisseurs." Serena Sutcliffe
"Whispering Angel is all about luxury: the luxury of flavour, the luxury of texture." Anthony Garland On Wine, 92 Points
"Not biting, more cleansing. Layered and not hard to drink." The Drinks Business, 94 Points
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