Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Delas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone, 2007
This is still my favorite 2007 Cotes du Rhone. Deep and dark; looks almost like a Crozes Hermitage. Black pepper and spice and everything nice. Young Syrah aromas; smells lively and it is. Sweetness of red raspberry tart but with lemon peel acidity. Pleasantly warm but not hot (13.5%). Good structure and mouthfeel but flavors unfold nicely even after being open several days on the counter. This wine will get even better when the Grenache qualities start to shine. Still available for about $10 at D&W and Cost Plus World Market.