Der Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rosé AOP ist die Crème de la Crème der Rosé's aus der Provence. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit hat es Sacha Lichine geschafft einen Ausnahme-Roséwein zu kreieren. Die Trauben für den Château d'Esclans Garrus Rosé stammen aus den besten, teilweise über 80 Jahre alten und teilweise wurzelechten Weinbergen. Es wird nur der Vorlauf verwendet, sprich die Trauben 'bluten' aus wie die Franzosen den Prozess 'Saigner' nennen. Der Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rosé reift für rund 8 Monate in 500L Eichenfässern und präsentiert sichd dann feinaromatisch, würzig, mineralisch, tiefgründig und bewegt sich geschmacklich in anderen Sphären. Der Chateau d'Esclans Garrus Rosé ist ein phönomenaler Rosé auf Granc-Cru-Niveau, der seinesgleichen wirklich lange sucht..! matthewjukes 19.5 /I cannot believe that rosé wine can get any finer nor any more captivating than this wine. I have left a half a point off my score in order that owner / winemaker Sacha Lichine and his guru consultant Patrick Leon can one day prove me wrong, but this wine is, as far as i know (because it is inevitably breaking new ground), a perfect creation. The colour alone is exquisite - it seems to have a light filament inside, emitting a coral-coloured glow which manages to illuminate everything in its path. Garrus, made from 80+ year old vines, is a wine which treads an exquisite balancing act between awe-inspiring restraint and elegance and profound depth and unnerving power. There is spectacular density of fruit here coupled with insane length, but it is all done with heart-braking control and finesse. Bottled only 5 weeks before my visit in late August, this is a wine which already knows how to carry itself. It is catwalk-ready and its momentum and cadence are thrilling. The aok is very sexy - I can't think of more ravishing couture carpentry. Jamessuckling.com: "Amazing aromas of earth, mushroom, stone, mineral and slate. Flowers too. Full-bodied and round yet agile and dynamic. Flavors of delicate strawberry, apple, lemon and mineral. Salty. Linear, energetic backbone of acidity. Barrel fermented and aged for almost a year. From mostly old vine Grenache and Rolle. Super structure and impressive finish. This will be even better in 2019 but great now. Greatest rosé ever." Decanter: "Here we get the full contingency of the 80+ year old Grenache vines, with a touch still of Rolle. On the palate is slate, stone, a beautiful finesse and the barest hint of creamy lemon and burnished red fruits that have been deepened by a year of barrel fermentation and ageing. A beautiful salinity on the finish really takes this wine into totally moreish territory. Is the score too high for a Rosé? Not if you are measuring it on the sheer pleasure that it gives." Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss: "Always aged for a year before it is released, this iconic wine is impressive. It is superrich without losing freshness. Light wood toast, red fruits and balanced acidity meld together in a ripe, spicy whole. The wine could even age for another few months, so drink it this summer or keep until the end of 2019." Food & Wine, Ray Isle: Lichine also makes a top-of-the-line (and quite beautiful) luxury bottling called Garrus, using fruit from 80-year-old vines on his property. Garrus is a Rosé that truly does deserve serious reflection - and at $100 a bottle, it had better. Lichine wants to bring rosé the same respect the great white and red wines of the world receive. That's a worthy goal. Maybe even a noble one. Food & Wine, Steven Spurrier: "Almost silver-rose, an entrancing colour, lovely forality and rose petals on the nose, fine expression of natural weight on the palate, smoothness of texture and great length, deserves to be drunk with a meal, not as an aperitif." Wine Spectator: "This is distinctive, with blood orange, jasmine tea and mango notes that stay elegant and restrained as the creamy, floral-edged finish hangs beautifully. The long stony echo keeps the finish tight, so cellar briefly. Drink now through 2019.