Whispering Angel Rosé, Château d'Esclans, Provence 2020
"Why is Whispering Angel the perfect summer rosé? The quick answer is that it is the best. Everything about Whispering Angel is perfection it is a lovely pale dry crisp rosé with just the right amount of delicate summer fruit flavours. It also looks the part coming in an alluring pink case and with the only wine label I know of that is cloth rather than paper.
The only drawback, I can see, is that Château d'Esclans sold out of Whispering Angel some 2 months ago and there isn't much left of it in the UK we managed to get all our orders in just in time and still have reasonable but rapidly disappearing stocks."
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?
"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
Here is an assessment of previous reviews;
"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
Invariably makes you feel good drinking this beautifully balanced and elegant rose. Either on its own or with just about any food, a lovely summer wine - and a great reminder of summer for drinking on darker days!