2014 Doyenne 1.5L
Carbernet Sauvignon (50%), Syrah (50%)
The 2014 Doyenne, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, exhibits deep purple and violet hues. There is great up-front hedonism in this year’s blend, which is dominated by blackberry, cassis, black cherry, lavender and sous bois (forest floor) notes. Right now the Syrah is dominating the flavors with black fruits, black pepper, bacon, tapenade, grenadine, malted chocolate and worn leather. This vintage produced a remarkable and seamless blend of these two noble grapes.
June 2016, Review by Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2014 Doyenne, which was previously known as the AIX, sports an inky ruby/purple color to go with lots of bouquet garni, dark fruits, licorice and a hint of graphite. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and with beautiful purity (which is common in all of these 2014s from Delille), it should drink nicely on release and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it evolve gracefully for 15 years or more."