2021 Whispering Angel, Château d'Esclans, Provence (600cl Imperial)
The 2021 vintage is gorgeous and likely to be rated the best vintage of this remarkable rosé, now a global superstar, 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, our friend and wine reviewer, has got his hands on a bottle and reckons it is one of the best ever, even saying it is "a more sophisticated wine" than the 2020;
"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."
Whispering Angel is recognised as one of the finest rosés in the world. This is supported by the vast array of awards and exceptional press the wine has received (with a few examples featured below). No detail or expense is spared in the production of this rosé ensuring that the wine in your glass delivers on the excellent reputation that it has built over the years.
- Johnny Wheeler, Chairman
Very, very pale bright pink that unleashes rose petal aromas. Lip-smacking soft summer fruit flavours abound with just the slightest hint of violets in this scrumptious new vintage of Whispering Angel. It is crisp, clean and fresh. A great rosé in all respects from Sacha Lichine and his team.
Reviews of previous vintages
"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
"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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