Delas ‘Saint Esprit’ Cotes du Rhone 2016

Blended Red from France - Rhone
Review Date : 19-Oct-2017
Very full, dark, black-hued ruby-red colour with purple hues, very youthful in appearance. The nose is full with accessible aromas of savoury dark-red berryfruit with harmoniously integrated notes of dried herbs and earthy elements, unfolding some red floral and black pepper nuances. Medium-full bodied, the palate has interwoven flavours of dark raspberry fruit with black pepper, along with subtle savoury herb and earthy notes. The fruit is sweet and juicy, quite mouthfilling and is balanced by fine, grainy tannin extraction. The acidity is integrated, lending gentle energy, and the wine carries to a long finish with raspberry and peppery flavours. This is a mouthfilling Cotes du Rhone with sweet raspberry fruit, along with pepper, herbs and earthy detail, on a grainy textured palate with good length. Match with roasted red meats or Middle Eastern fare over the next 5+ years. A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache from the Ardeche, destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine spending 15 days on skins and aged 8 months in vat. 41,650 dozen made. 17.5+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $21.99

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