2018 Cellier des Dauphins Reserve Rouge

2018 Cellier des Dauphins Reserve Rouge

Lesley Jameson

"Fantastic nose very intense! light/med body, rich dark fruit, mouthfilling fine tannins really long finish"

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Lesley Jameson

"Fantastic nose very intense! light/med body, rich dark fruit, mouthfilling fine tannins really long finish"

Lesley Jameson

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Expert Reviews

97 Points - Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 - PlatinumThis is delicious! Very classy and appealing aromas of flowers, garrigue, spice and forest floor. On the palate sweet vanilla oak marries into the charming and svelte herbal, red and blue fruit mix. It's full of flavour, super supple, super drinkable and authentic. Bouquet, taste, finish: all are magnificent.
Jancis Robinson MW80% Grenache, 20% Syrah. The producers are thrilled that this wine won a Platinum Award at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, 'the first of the new wines made by the new chief winemaker Laurent Paré'. 15-day maceration. Rich, sweet (RS 2.87 g/l) with no rough edges. It's fine, and friendlier than some of its peers but lacks a little grunt and depth. Though if they can produce this quality at this price then retailers should take note. 16/20

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How was it made?

Grown on sunny slopes and harvested at the peak of ripeness, Syrah and Grenache grapes give the wine its deep ruby colour. Extraordinary care during extraction accounts for its unctuous quality and rich mix of sun-baked black fruits. Astute élevage (aging, fining, filtering, and blending) yields a round wine with soft ripe tannins and long finish.

Who made it?

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: Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and many other regional grapes. Such diversity enables our winemakers to produce aromatic blended wines of great complexity. Among the Côtes du Rhône AOCs are 20 Côtes du Rhône Villages appellations and the most illustrious Crus.

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