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WHISPERING ANGEL ROSÉ 2017 AC Côtes de Provence
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CAVES D'ESCLANS
Extremely pale day-glo faint pink salmon colour. Fairly elegant, somewhat shy, ripe plum nose with some mineral notes. Fairly dry, medium-light bodied, slightly spicy, ripe, plum-apple flavours with a crisp, unoaked finish. This blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah and Tibourenhas has 13% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. Unfortunately, this Vintages Essentials item was not presented at the consultants preview. The recommended 2016 (**+) was released on April 29, 2017 at $26.95. CSPC 325076
Type Rosé Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country France
Region Provence
Rating ***(90 points)
Fresh, Dry, Slightly Spicy
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: I have been tracking this wine since day one - and I mean eleven years ago when Sacha Lichine realized his dream to launch an elite Provence Rosé not just yesterday when this preview sample was delivered to my door. As every year rolls by Whispering Angel reaches out to thousands more palates. Nowadays millions of bottles are made, but the remarkable thing about this wine is that while its fame grows exponentially, the quality in the glass continues to march forwards, too. Made from Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermentino), Syrah and Tibouren, growing in vineyards surrounding the winery in La Motte en Provence, this is another sensual, silky-smooth, enthralling release and it comes in a vintage when there were many challenges during the growing season. Perhaps a little more forward than the dramatic 2016, and yet more succulent, too, I can tell you that in the last few days of 2017, this wine is already drinking beautifully. Only three months after harvest, Whispering Angel is casting its spell with unerring accuracy and it will continue to shine in the glass and impress all-comers throughout 2018. (Drinking now) Score - 17.5 out of 20 (Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com, Dec. 16, 2017) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 12, 2018
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