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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Delas Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins 2009
Delas Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins 2009
(search item no. 116263)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $33.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is deep, with a garnet hue deepened by purple tinges. The nose shows seductive whiffs of crushed black fruit-dark cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants-that evolve in the glass to reveal slightly woody and smoky notes, together with a hint of coffee. Spices, and especially grey pepper, add lift and harmony to this already rich aromatic palette. The wine is fresh and lively in the mouth, with persistant flavors and good length. It is solidly built around a good tannic structure, true to its origins. The texture is silky and the balance fine. It pairs well with red meat, feathered game and lamb in pastry.
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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.