Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Delas Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone, 2009

This wine is made from 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre and Carignan from vineyards in Cairanne. It's a great combination that has given me a good deal of pleasure since the 2007 vintage.

Clean, focused smells of dark fruits and herbs. Nicely understated but strong undercurrents of Syrah/Grenache. Could be mistaken for a Saint Joseph or Crozes-Hermitage from the northern Rhone...except for the price tag. Delas Saint Esprit and the Delas Ventoux (also a beautiful wine) are always available for about $10 at World Market.

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