"Smells of orange groves and summer stone dust. On the palate, creamy, tropical and rich – like a liquid Eton mess with mango on top. Lavish flavour and texture but the acidity glitters through the wine with a sherbet-metal-dust lustre. Long and superior." (Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com Nov. 2022) The most 'gourmand' of the Grand Cros bottlings, fermented and aged in a mix of old oak and concrete agg. As Tamlyn Currin from Jancisrobinson.com commented, "real kerpow rosé!" Poached rhubarb and perfectly ripe peaches muddled with crème anglaise and crushed meringues. Croissant dough and cinnamon buns on the palate, quite tropical at the forefront with guava and pineapple, with zippy cranberry, wet stones and raspberry coulis swirled into vanilla butter cream. Textured white lovers unite! It’s the creaminess that stands out and lingers here, very long in the mouth, sprinkled with baking spice and orange. Very impressive.
Located in the foothills of the Massif des Maures, the stunning Grand Cros estate is like something out of a feelgood Romcom, with the old manor house and vineyards surrounded by pine trees, olive groves and dry stone terraces. Owned by the Faulkner family since 1989, they're a traditional family run outfit who bowled us over with their integrity and humble genius, foregoing the marketing bumph of some of their neighbours to produce honest and delicious wines. And we're not the only ones who think so, in 2015, Decanter magazine selected their 2014 rosé as best rosé in the world, as well as the range catching the attention of none other than the queen of vino herself, Jancis Robinson, who has included their wines in no less than 3 of her top 10 lists for the year.