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2003 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate

UNITED STATES / WASHINGTON / YAKIMA VALLEY
  • 95 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 46149-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($69; a blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 8% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot) Red-ruby color. Highly aromatic, claret-like nose offers cassis, redcurrant, maple sugar, herbs and a leafy nuance. Ripe, powerful and intensely flavored; this really expands in the mouth, gaining in sweetness and dimension with aeration. Finishes with broad, lush tannins and excellent length. Not at all a late-picked style of wine, and built to age.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Amazing aromas of blueberries, black cherries, spices, sage, thyme, and violets emanate from the glass of the 2003 Chaleur Estate (red). Though this wine is densely packed with candied blackberries as well as cassis, it loses none of its elegance and charm. Extremely well-focused and detailed, it also reveals great length in its seamless finish.
    Author: Pierre Rovani
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Rich, with plush tannins around a lively core of currant and dusky herb flavors, persisting through the solidly built finish, even while it retains a real elegance. Needs cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: mike1054
  • Self | Rating:

    Apero, Fisch,
    Drink Dates: Jan-75
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Lots of black fruit with a hint of wood. very well balanced body. long finish. Tannins are present but not overwhelming. To drink now.
    Author: DuckyDoc
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Rough phase for wine?
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Very opulent. Marvelous wine.
    Author: sbind

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 155 bottles owned
  • 39 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 39 collectors)