The long awaited new shipment of the bold and beautiful Cellier des Dauphins Reserve Intense Côtes du Rhône 2021 has finally arrived. Cellier des Dauphins made their mark on the NZ market with their 97/100 Platinum Decanter Award winning Reserve Côtes du Rhône 2018 and then followed it up beautifully with this, the "Reserve Intense" version. It has made a big impression and gained a dedicated following.
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 (2021 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 & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2023 (2021 Vintage)
"Richly fruited and fragrant, the wine shows dark berry, sweet plum, warm spice and cedar characters on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate offering plush texture and silky tannins. Generous and flavoursome with a lingering velvety finish. At its best: now to 2028."