Saturday, September 12, 2015

Wine Tasting - Saturday 1-4, September 12

Your Host is Patty Allen
Chateau D'Esclans

Whispering Angel 2014 . . . $21.99
Whispering Angel is a blend of Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes. Strikingly pale pink in color, the aromas are fresh and fruity. On the palate, it is bone dry through the finish. The name really suits the delicate nature of this wine.

Rock Angel 2014 . . . $27.99
The 2014 Château D’Esclans ‘Rock Angel’, a sophisticated blend of (red) Grenache and (white) Rolle (aka Vermentino). Dry, but succulent, it has a heady scent of herbs and spice on the nose and a long, creamy, almost nutty, finish. As Lichine says, “It all started with a Whisper, but now it’s time to rock!”

Les Clans 2013 . . . $74.99
Offers a mix of lovely nectarine, peach and tangerine hints, with echoes of sandalwood and bergamot carrying through the long, detailed finish. A suave, creamy feel echoes throughout. Very flattering, showing serious range and length. Grenache and Rolle. Drink now.” Wine Spectator, 91pts

Garrus 2013 . . . $99.99
Light, bright pink. Potent mineral-laced red berry, blood orange and floral pastille scents, with exotic hints of vanilla and sweet butter building in the glass. Supple, broad and hefty on the palate, offering concentrated citrus fruit and red berry flavors and a building smoky element. Shows the heft and texture of a serious white wine, say a Meursault, with suave floral and raspberry notes lingering on a strikingly long, focused finish. This outstanding wine stretches my definition--and expectation--of pink wine in the best way. This wine was raised in 600 liter oak barrels, half of them new.

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