WINE REVIEW: Cellier des Dauphins, 2018 Réserve, Côtes du Rhône, France ($13)
by Andrew Chalk
This blend of 60% grenache and 40% syrah is typical of Côtes du Rhône red wine in tasting older than it is and expressing a harmony of fruit and tannins. Drink now either to quaff or with barbecued brisket.
Appearance: Opaque ruby;
Nose: Briary raspberry, oak, thyme;
Palate: Chewy tannins, clean raspberry fruit. Hints of pepper. Firm acid keeps the palate’s interest, fruit forward;