Last week I had the 2007 Delas St. Esprit Cotes du Rhone, a blend of mostly Syrah and Grenache with some Mourvedre and Carignan as well. It’s a dark red with medium viscosity (13.5% alcohol), and shows characteristics of dark fruit, wild berry, black pepper, roasted meat (I love that in a Rhone red!), earthiness, spices, and a nice fruit/acidity/tannin balance. The texture is pleasant and the finish is respectable. I could hardly believe this wine is only around $15.
|2007 Delas St. Esprit Cotes du Rhone|