DeLille 2005 Chaleur Estate Red Wine Red (Red Mountain) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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DeLille 2005 Chaleur Estate Red Wine Red (Red Mountain)
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DeLille 2005 Chaleur Estate Red Wine Red (Red Mountain)

Rating
94
Price
$72
Winery
Variety
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
N/A
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
11/1/2008
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Chaleur Estate is DeLille's finest red wine; this vintage is more refined, elegant and precise than ever before. The 2005 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot; it's especially ripe and expressive. Lovely details of ripe cherry, plum and cassis fruit are dappled with intriguing grace notes of sweet grass, fresh herb and cracker. This wine has grace and length, and the finish combines earth, herb, rock and light hints of toast. Paul Gregutt

What Is Blind Tasting?

All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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