2018 Domaine Maplier ‘Abacus’ Rosé: 'Outstanding (95 pts)' Decanter MagazineMonday, July 1
Domaine Maplier's 2018 'Abacus' Rosé is our latest find from Provence, rated 'Outstanding (95 pts)' in this month's Decanter magazine by a panel of experts including Joanna Simon and Liz Gabay MW.
Our shipment has just landed and has almost sold out! We suggest ordering today to bag some before it's all gone.
In a classic poacher-gamekeeper scenario, Domaine Mapliers was established by a prominent Provençal wine merchant Jean Gallo (no relation to the Californian Gallos), with a longstanding desire to make his own wine. He purchased 10 hectares of Côtes de Provence vines near Lorgues, close to Draguignan in 2013. In just six years Jean and his daughter Nathalie have gone from their first vintage to winning international acclaim.
Planted with Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vermentino and Ugni Blanc, the vineyard is farmed organically. Abacus is the domaine's prestige cuvée, in a rich, fruit driven style, with beautiful tension between the delicate colour and aroma, and depth of fruit concentration.
We have just re-tasted it this morning (whilst looking out at a sun-drenched Aldeburgh beach) and find it also has a saline freshness on the palate which marks out really fine rosés.
Scoring more highly than some far more well-known (and higer priced) rosés including Miraval and Eslcan's Whispering Angel, this is a real find and we are pleased to offer it at £168 per case in bond, for July delivery. This works out at £19.50 per bottle including VAT (ex-delivery).