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DeLille Cellars 2013 Chaleur Estate

DeLille Cellars 2013 Chaleur Estate

Made from 100% Red Mountain fruit, this vintage already has great muscular structure and solid focus in its youth. After decanting, it shows classic Chaleur aromas of cassis, blueberries, pencil snap and fresh cracked pepper along with vanilla and toasted oak characters. The assertive mouthfeel reveals blueberries, currants, plum jam, grilled meats, pie cherries and mocha nuances. With all of its power, structure and length, this Chaleur can cellar for 20 years.

 93 Points


Review by Jeb Dunnuck, #225 (Mar 2016)

"The Cabernet Sauvignon dominated 2013 Chaleur Estate (there's smaller parts Merlot and Cabernet
Franc) was brought up in new French oak and has a classic, beautiful bouquet of cassis, cedar,
tobacco leaf, gamey meats and graphite. This gives way to a full-bodied, structured, tannic Cabernet
that has beautiful purity, a big, mouth-filling texture and a killer finish. This is a serious effort that needs
4-5 years of cellaring and will have two to three decades of overall longevity."


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Wine Specs
Bordeaux Style Blend
Alcohol %
Robert Parker