Whispering Angel and Garrus

Whispering Angel

One of the great things about Sacha Lichine’s Rosés is that you don’t necessarily need sunshine in order to enjoy them. They are that good. In fact, you could argue that they are the essential Rosés for our current gloomy summer. Sunshine optional, satisfaction guaranteed!

This is the first vintage we’ve offered Whispering Angel and Garrus and while we’ve tasted them before, it wasn’t until we really studied them in our tasting room that we realised quite how well made and drinkable they were. Whispering Angel itself needs little introduction. Supple, silky and impeccably balanced, there is a very good reason for its meteoric rise in popularity around the world, being both versatile and extremely delicious.

Garrus on the other hand is something else entirely. Produced to be the finest Rosé in the world, from 80 year old Grenache vines with a dollop of Rolle, it is certainly the single most interesting Rosé we’ve ever tasted. Aged in wood, with weekly battonage, it is full bodied but eminently refined. Complex isn’t usually a word you’d ascribe to rosé, but here it is writ large, matched by texture, saline minerality and a sense of presence that places this commandingly in the world of fine wine.

Large formats are readily available, a must for the social occasion, and should our summer eventually play ball, the addition of sunshine will only enhance your enjoyment of these very excellent wines.

Whispering Angel in stock today, while a shipment of Garrus lands in three weeks. August holidays may have just become even more enjoyable….

Praise for Whispering Angel:
"More palate grabbing by far from the Provencal Pink norm", Jancis Robinson.
"Always delicious", James Suckling.
"Great character", Jonathan Ray (The Spectator UK).
"Very clear and clean and will gain flavours during the year", Steven Spurrier.
"You could drink it from mid-day to midnight", Matthew Jukes.
"Loaded onto yachts on the Côte d’Azur and consumed in quantity by connoisseurs", Serena Sutcliffe.

Praise for Garrus:
"I cannot believe that rosé wine can get any finer nor captivating", 19.5/20 Matthew Jukes
"Greatest Rosé ever", 98/100 James Suckling
"This is as fine a rosé as you will ever find", Jonathan Ray (The Spectactor)
"Best rosé in the world? I’m impressed!" Jancis Robinson (Master of Wine)
"I was blown away", Tom Stevenson (Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia)