Creative Juices Wine Blog

Saint-Esprit Cotes-Du-Rhone 2007 Delas

Posted in Cotes Du Rhone, France, Red Blend, Wine Reviews by CreativeJuicesWine on November 18, 2009

Are you kidding me?

In case you haven’t noticed yet, we like to find value wines. This particular bottle cost us $15. Our best guess is that this bottle was mislabeled during the pricing process, underselling itself by about $30. Not that we’re complaining.

Upon the initial sniff, we knew that we were in for an absolute treat. The nose is reminiscent of raspberry cheesecake, with notes of vanilla, and cocoa.

On the palate this Syrah based treasure (75% Syrah, 25% Grenache) playfully exhibits cherry, vanilla, chocolate and raspberry flavors. Delicious.

There is a crisp acidity that comes through on the finish, which lingers for an impressive 15 seconds.

We are delighted with this bottle, however we must inform you that we entered this tasting with high hopes. The reason for the high expectations, of course, is that it is a 2007 Cotes-Du-Rhone. We’ll definitely be revisiting wines from the Rhone Valley in upcoming weeks, and keeping you posted on our findings.

We award this wine 90 points. If this were Bastille day, we would shoot off fireworks. But, it’s not. Also, we’re not French. Cheers!