Cellier des Dauphins Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2020


It is back but not for long.

"The Cellier des Dauphins vineyards lie in the Rhône Valley, the foothills of the southern Alps rising in the distance. In these terroirs, sun-drenched vines swaying in the southern breeze, grow the renowned grape varieties that have made the Côtes du Rhône famous.

This wine displays a deep red hue with ruby tints and notes of sun-ripened black fruit on the nose. The palate offers a velvety texture and spicy notes underpinned by ripe black fruit, blackcurrants and black cherries. A more modern take on the traditional Côtes du Rhône style, this wine combines structure, freshness and smooth tannins. It has a seductively elegant, intense and long-lingering finish." Winery notes

"Reflective of the generous 2020 vintage, this wine delivers for its affordable price tag. Enjoy notes of cherry-strawberry leather roll-up with a light dusting of cinnamon, fresh plum and blackberry. Enjoy now and aerate for all notes to harmonize." Wine Enthusiast

"It's delightfully fruited and inviting on the nose with sweet cherry, warm spice, nutmeg, game and floral aromas, leading to a succulent palate offering supple texture and firm sturdy tannins, finishing long and structured. At its best: now to 2026." 91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2023

“High energy Cotes du Rhone with floral, violet, mixed spice. Adds up to a moderately complex red that is elegant rather than blockbuster and very drinkable. A blend of Grenache and Syrah. Good value at this price”. Bob Campbell