(2020) Come hither charms for this soft, pulpy red-fruited Provence pink, aromas of strawberry sunde, sherbet and watermelon and an appealing, very easy drinking palate with balanced acidity and a gentle finish. No UK retail listing at time of review.
(2020) Lots of zip and appealing brightness to this, a bit of lipsticky lift and bright red summer fruits: rosehips, strawberry and watermelon. In the mouth a nicely balanced wine, with that pulpy fresh red fruit tanginess persisting, a nice core of lemony acidity and pleasing dry, textured finish.
(2018) An interesting and perhaps surprising new wine in the extensive Caves d'Esclans line-up, the subtle elegance of thier usual packaging his gone a bit tropical in this blend of Grenache, Syrah and MourvÃ¨dre, which has a marginally deeper colour than the regular Whispering Angel bottling, and a little more ripe upfront fruit, even a whiff of banana before small red berry fruit. Dry and elegant in the finish, it is certainly distinct from the pale minerality of the Whispering Angel, but very good.
(2018) A very attractive bottle for this wine, a lacey rose pattern screen printed in white over the pale pink/peach wines is very attractive. And so is the stuff inside: a blend of ProvenÃ§al varieties, gently floral with small firm red berry fruits, good acidity and a long finish with pert acidity giving it a brisk and savoury appeal whilst still being fruit-forward.
(2017) A big blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller amounts of Cinsault and MourvÃ¨dre, I tasted this from magnum, which looked glorious and which might have gained it an extra point for sheer impressiveness, but it is a lovely Provence pink. Peach down and soft strawberry pulp are tightened up by a fine lemony core, hints of seaside, ozoney air and good small red fruit on the palate, the finish is long, delicate and clean. Magnums at Â£29.95 from Southdown Cellars, who also sell by the bottle.