Chateau d'Esclans - Garrus 2016

Product Details

Vintage
2016
Colour
Rose
Appellation
Provence
Producer
Chateau d'Esclans

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

Pack Size Source You Buy Qty Action
1 x 3.0L BI Stock IB £250.00 11 JEROBOAM 3L
1 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £60.00 2 btls
12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £740.00 2 cs
1 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £61.67 6 btls

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
93

The 70% Grenache for the 2016 Cotes de Provence Rose Garrus comes from the estate's oldest vines. It's barrel fermented with 30% Vermentino, resulting in a toasty, honeyed wine reminiscent of pink grapefruit. It's medium to full-bodied, round and ripe feeling, then finishes long, with echoes of pencil shavings, citrus and melon. It's a paradigm-shifting rosé, but one that resembles an excellent barrel-fermented white wine as much as anything else. I tasted a 2014 at the estate, which left me unconvinced about the cuvée's aging potential. Joe Czerwinski

Wine Spectator
93

This rosé feels more like a white Burgundy, offering creamy waves of white peach, tangerine, persimmon and mango fruit infused with bergamot and warm brioche notes. A light echo of wet stones adds length and detail on the showy finish. Distinctive and beautifully done. JM

James Suckling
94

A layered and fruity rosé with dried strawberries, lemons and hints of cherry skin. Some spices. Medium to full body. Lemony acidity. Stone and dried-peach character as well. A solid rosé with beautiful tension and focus. Fruitier style than in recent years. Drink or hold.

Antonio Galloni
94

Light, bright orange. Smoke- and mineral-accented red berries, citrus fruits, vanilla and rose pastille on the highly expressive and expansive nose. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated, velvety raspberry liqueur, tangerine and vanilla bean flavors that show superb clarity and powerful thrust. Rich yet almost shockingly lithe in character, delivering strong, mineral-driven finishing cut and a lingering suggestion of candied flowers. This wine really transcends the category of pink wine and it resembles a serious white Burgundy, perhaps a Meursault, in terms of body and texture. Josh Raynolds