Whispering Angel, Château d’Esclans 2018

75cl bottle: £18.95 £17.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £215.40

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From Vineyards Direct are delighted to offer the new and very special 2018 vintage of the world's favourite rosé, Whispering Angel.


"The 2018 vintage of Whispering Angel is in my opinion the best that has ever been made and sadly the last from their celebrated winemaker Patrick Léon who died at the end of last year. This iconic Provence rosé is made at my good friend Sacha Lichine’s Chateau d’Esclans, from grapes from selected vineyards around the Chateau. No expense is spared in achieving ‘rosé perfection’ and the wine is now the rosé by which all others are judged." Esme Johnstone, January 2019

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Our Tasting Notes

The wine is very pale with remarkable subdued summer and berry fruit flavours. It is clean and very fresh with just the right amount of acidity – thank you Patrick

Wine Data

Grape variety: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah
Appellation: Côtes de Provence
Alcohol: 13.5%


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I have written up every single vintage of this game-changing rosé and two years ago I featured the 2016 vintage on this very page. Sadly, this is the last vintage over which the great Patrick Léon presided, as he passed away in December. Patrick's winemaking reputation was immense and I can tell you that he was one of the most fascinating, modest and engaging people I have ever met in the business.With Château Lascombes, Château Mouton Rothschild, Opus One and Almaviva in his back catalogue, he certainly knew how to make legendary wine. In addition, Patrick helped family friend Sacha Lichine, owner of Château d'Esclans, to make the greatest rosés in the world. He will be dearly missed and his final vintage will be particularly savoured by all who knew him.This is a sublime vintage for Whispering Angel, building on its magical reputation by adding an otherworldly texture to the already ravishing perfume and taste. The flavour is the embodiment of its name as never before." Matthew Jukes


“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

“You could drink it from mid-day to midnight” Matthew Jukes

“It’s hard to find fault with this sensational rosé” The Times


“More palate grabbing by far from the Provencal Pink norm” Jancis Robinson


“Always delicious” James Suckling


“Loaded onto yachts on the Côte d’Azur and consumed in quantity by connoisseurs” Serena Sutcliffe