DeLille Cellars 2013 Harrison Hill
This is a fabulously ripe vintage with loads of herbs and spices intertwined with classic black cherry, cassis and leather notes. Thyme, rosemary, toasted sesame seeds, cedar and sous bois (i.e., forest floor) notes unfold along with floral aromas of lavender and orange blossoms. As for the flavors, there are layers of blueberries, figs, plums, cocoa, blackberries, currants and a whisper of roasted meats. Beautifully proportioned, the wine ends with mouthwatering ripe tannins and an elegant, lengthy finish.
"Chateau Margaux-like with its elegant, spice and sandalwood character." ~Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck
RobertParker.com #225 (Mar 2016)
“The elegant 2013 Harrison Hill is reminiscent of lighter weight Chateau Margaux with its beautiful aromatics of tobacco leaf, sandalwood, lead pencil and black cherries. These give way to a medium to full-bodied, supple, seamlessly textured 2013 that has sweet tannin, no hard edges, and beautiful purity and focus in the finish. It's already approachable, but will evolve gracefully on its balance and overall harmony.”