Delas 2007 Saint Esprit - 88pts
Availability: Widely available. BCLDB Stores
Date Tasted: February 8th, 2010
Tasting Notes: This dark-ruby coloured Cote du Rhone wine offers excellent value at under $20. It is smooth and delicious and chalk full of complex aromas and flavours. 2007 was another great vintage for Delas.
The nose offers hardy aromas of smoke and oak that mingle well with lighter, fruit aromas of dark cherries and red fruits. The medium-plus bodied palate offers both elegant, dark fruits and masculine mineral flavours punctuated with a smooth and balanced finish. This wine is about texture and it delivers. Enjoy on its own or pair with red meat and roasted potatoes. This wine is ready to drink now and with medium-plus acid and high-minus tannins will last through 2015, peaking in 2011.
- Liam Carrier