2010 Delas "St-Esprit" Côtes du Rhône
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cotes du Rhone St.-Esprit is a real winner. It offers lots of Provencal herb notes interwoven with loamy, earthy, peppery, kirsch and black currant characteristics. This medium-bodied, delicious Cotes du Rhone ranks alongside some of the finest of the appellation. This outstanding firm has done a top rank job under the ownership of the Roederer champagne firm and the general administration of Jacques Granges.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep ruby. Shows good complexity on the nose, offering red fruit and floral qualities with pungent olive and herb nuances. Spice-accented raspberry and cherry flavors show good depth and become more energetic with air. Closes on a gently sweet note, with good length and a late kick of cracked pepper.
The Delas "Holy Spirit" Côtes du Rhône comes from a vineyard in a small valley in the Ardèche. Mainly Syrah, with some Grenache, this is a purpley CdR, with aromas of bright red fruits, anise and violets. Round and refreshing on the palate. 14% abv.