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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Delas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Haute Pierre 2008
Delas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Haute Pierre 2008
(search item no. 107725)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

90% Grenache, 10% Syrah.
Deep garnet red in color. The nose of the 'Haut Pierre' has strong spicy aromas that reveal a rich, powerful body that is delicate, yet has a tightly-knit tanninc framework. On the palate, the wine is rich and onctuous, revealing intense licorice-like flavors. Can easily be kept 10 years or more. Ideal with the traditional French and "Provencale" type stews and meat.
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About Delas Freres:

Founded over 160 years ago, Delas Frères was acquired by Champagne Deutz in 1977.

Delas Frères cultivates vineyards on the steep granite slopes of the northern Rhône, in some of the region's most prestigious appellations. Additional grapes are supplied through long-term agreements with southern Rhone growers dedicated to providing only top quality grapes.

Crafted by winemaker Jacques Grange to epitomize finesse and elegance, recent Delas Frères vintages from the vineyards of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Ventoux have won renewed praise for their intensity of flavor and excellent value.