The 2019 Cellier des Dauphins Reserve Intense Côtes du Rhône is fantastic buying. Last year we featured the 2018 Cellier des Dauphins Reserve Côtes du Rhône and it sold out in record time after picking up a Platinum Medal & 97/100 at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Now we have the "Reserve Intense" version! New to the New Zealand market, it is exactly what you would expect with a name like that and it's sure to make a big impression too.
Beautifully made, dark and opulent, super flavoursome and deliciously drinkable. Rich dark fruits are enhanced with soft spice and herbal notes, the palate is full and sumptuous with fine acidity and silken tannins drawing out the length. It really is absolutely delicious!
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"The Cellier des Dauphins vineyards lie in the Rhône Valley, the foothills of the southern Alps rising in the distance. In these terroirs, sun-drenched vines swaying in the southern breeze, grow the renowned grape varieties that have made the Côtes du Rhône famous
The captivating depth of its ruby red hue gives great charm to this sun-kissed wine. It offers remarkable smoothness and length in the mouth, with generous notes of red fruit and black cherry punctuated by the softness of the natural aromas of vanilla and the vivacity of black pepper for an intense experience."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, January 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"This is instantly appealing on the nose, showing dark cherry, sweet plum, cake spice, cocoa and hazelnut characters, leading to a wonderfully flavoursome palate offering plush texture and supple tannins. Bold and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2026."