2016 Domaine les Aphillanthes Plan de Dieu Cuvee des Galets (750ml)

Grenache from Côtes du Rhône, Rhône, France
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Review Score: 90WA, 90JD
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
B-21 Top Recommendation: Read More

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Bottled in July 2017, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Cuvee des Galets was already looking outstanding when I tried it in late August. This blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre gives off scents of sun-warmed stones and blackberries, yet it remains fresh and vibrant, with great intensity but with silky, almost elegant tannins.

90 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Nov 2017)

Already bottled, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Cuvée des Galets checks in as a blend of 60% Grenache and 20% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre. Brought up all in concrete, it reveals beautiful notes of violets, black raspberries, wild strawberries and hints of garrigue. Fresh, elegant and silky on the palate, I love its balance and purity, and it’s ideal for drinking over the coming 4-6 years.

90 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2017)