11/02/2019 – Whispering Angel Rosé 2018

(2019) The latest incarnation of a regular favourite and one that, in the opinion of d'Esclans founder, Sacha Lichine, is the best ever made. Sadly, it is also the last made by celebrated winemaker Patrick Léon who died in December (Patrick was winemaker at Mouton Rothschild before creating Whispering Angel in 2006). A blend of Grenache, Rolle and Cinsault, is the colour a touch deeper than usual? It certainly has bags of fruit in the aroma, not only tangy citrus peel but small red berries and a delicate more floral and rose-hip perfume. In the mouth it is bone-dry, with precision to the fruit and a sense of both substance and finesse. Watch the video for more information.

2 comments

  1. A great review thanks Tom. I’m starting to get a little twitchy, I ordered a dozen, en primeur, from From Vineyards Direct back in Feb and it still hasn’t arrived. I appreciate en primeur deliveries aren’t always quick but no reply to emails asking for status update is worrying!

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