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DeLille Cellars Doyenne Aix 2010


Winery:
DeLille Cellars


$43.95 Regular

$39.55
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Review:

This is a deep, complex blockbuster of a wine. The aromatics include raspberries, cardamom, anise and smoke. The flavors include raspberries, strawberries and pomegranates.

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

Wine Enthusiast 2008 - 92 points - The blend is 61% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Mourvèdre and 1% Cinsault. The stiffest, most tannic and compact of the Doyenne reds,the Aix hits a high point in 2008. The Syrah brings berry, citrus and a savory note; the Cabernet adds muscle and cassis. Tannins are hard, polished, almost shiny. There is a lot of depth and power here, and it needs decanting or additional cellaring to show all of its strengths. Cellar Selection. — Paul Gregutt

2005 Vintage Tasting Notes

2005 Wine Spectator - 93 points - The 05 not only received 93 points, it is also rated as "Highly Recommended" in the June 15 2008 Wine Spectator Advance.

Wine Spectator says: The DeLille Aix 05 is "Ripe, focused and beguiling for the espresso and caramel notes that swirl through the dark plum and currant fruit, remaining focused and vibrant through the long finish. Time in the cellar should polish the tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Mourvedre. Best from 2009 through 2015. H.S.

The 2005 DeLille Cellars Doyenne Aix exhibits a spicy, floral and peppery Syrah nose with flavors of juicy black raspberries, blueberries, cherries and ripe, black olives. This Aix is generous, fleshy, seductive and delicious with round juicy flavors.

Varietal Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 48% Syrah 2% Mourvèdre

Vineyard Breakdown: 36% Ciel du Cheval Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Kiona Cabernet Sauvignon 27% Ciel du Cheval Syrah 21% Kiona Syrah 2% Ciel Du Cheval Mourvèdre

100% Red Mountain AVA