DELAS FRÈRES SAINT ESPRIT CÔTES du RHONE 2016

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DELAS FRÈRES SAINT ESPRIT CÔTES du RHONE 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1
Gold Medal - Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017
60% Syrah & 40% Grenache
This is bargain priced, great drinking, impressively packaged, Syrah dominant Côtes du Rhône from the sunny South of France in a great vintage. What more could you want? 

The cuvée “Saint-Esprit” comes from a small valley which nestles in the northern part of the Ardèche. The vineyards are planted on granite, south-facing slopes near the villages of Saint-Julien and-Saint-Alban. Syrah (majority) and Grenache.​
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Its deep colour has a dark, plum-like hue. The nose is classically Syrah, with berry fruit, violet, liquorice. It has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins, making it unique in the "Côtes-du-Rhône" category."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"An impressive Cotes du Rhone, the powerfully expressed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, mixed berry compote, clove and toasted nut aromas, followed by a concentrated palate that is wonderfully weighted and fleshy. The wine delivers loads of tasty flavours backed by chalky tannins, finishing attractively firm and sturdy. At its best: now to 2020."
95/100 DAWA 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"60% Syrah, 40% Grenache. Lovely rich opulent and floral, black berry and plum nose, the palate is big with well layered fruit, attractively firm but soft tannin and hints of oak, a big wine with a lovely finish."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 Vintage)
"A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Saint-Esprit is a screaming value. If offers bold black cherry and blueberry fruit aromas, lively fruit flavours, silky tannins and a crisp, lengthy mocha-tinged finish. Drink this fun, bouncy little wine over the next couple of years."
4 Stars & 17.5+/20 Raymond Chan, October 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"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."


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