Deep intensive red in color, Les Dauphins Cotes du Rhone Reserve offers an assertive nose of ripe fruit, sweet spice with hint of black currant which leads to a elegant palate offering a complex array of dark fruit and spice notes. Soft tannins and balanced acidity merge with earthy herbal notes on the long, spicy finish.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Spicy red plums, dried herbs, smoked meats, and cranberries come to mind in first whiff. Brig fruit and a touch of pepper come through on the palate with a backbone of plum and minerals. Smooth tannins and a great structure make this a well-balanced wine. (Jul 2015)