Delas Frères Saint Esprit Côtes Du Rhône 2009, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$16.95 (729962)

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88 pts
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November 12, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This young Rhone is showing some leesy, perfumed character around the plummy-blackberry fruit. There is also some...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Very respectable, spicy, recognizably Rhône-style red here, with juicy-peppery red and fresh black berry fruit, firm...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very approachable, new world style Cotes-du-Rhone with very little traditional character. Eucalyptus and menthol...

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Community Reviews (7)

frankphi
frankphi

Best $15.00 bottle of wine I can recall ever having.

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frankphi
frankphi

Best $15.00 bottle of wine I can recall ever having.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Ripe dark berry fruit supported by ample spice and herbs and balancing acidity. A bit firm at the moment, so could use another year or two, but still delicious now. In short, a very fine value in Cotes du Rhone.

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted January 2012.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

A beautiful deep violet colour and a nose that definitely tells me that this wine is from the Rhône region with raspberry, black fruit, licorice, black pepper and meaty aromas. Medium to full bodied with 13.5% alcohol, rich and concentrated flavours on the mouthfeel with balanced acidity and aggressive tannins. Lots of power on the finish with licorice, blackberry, spicy flavours and loads of tannins. This is one of those wines which would benefit from 1-2 years in your cellar. There is a lot of depth in this wine; you just need to be patient before fully enjoying this wine.

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Dave Dal Farra
Dave Dal Farra

Enjoyed in Jan 2016, so take the rating in context of 4 yrs ageing.

Not "over the hill" but any juiciness and tension are long gone. Now unstuffed, complexity has largely petered out into an OK Wed vino, albeit with some Rhone typicality and some brightness. Should have drank 2+ years ago

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