Wine Advocate 93 points - Looking at the estateís next round of Bordeaux blend releases, which were tasted at the winery and mostly from barrel (the 2010 Grand Ciel Cabernet Sauvignon was tasted from bottle), the 2011 D2 is a Merlot-dominated blend with smaller components of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Consisting of declassified lots, it is fleshy, full and rich, with an easygoing, textured mouthfeel and quality aromas of wild herbs, graphite, mineral and assorted dark fruits. It will most likely be an outstanding drink and have 6-7 years or more of longevity. Drink 2014-2020.
DELILLE WINERY 2011 DELILLE D2
"A smoking effort, the 2011 D2 checks in as a blend of 56% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and the balance Petit Verdot. It offers gorgeous black cherry, black currants, tobacco leaf and hints of chocolate to go with a full-bodied, rich, textured and seamless profile on the palate. Showing both richness and elegance, with building fine tannin, itís a rock-star Bordeaux blend that will have 10 to 15 years of longevity." Jeb Dunnuck Wine Advocate 93 points