An 80/20 blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre from vines over 60 years of age, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes is so promising from tank. It's dark fruited, tight and reserved on the nose but explodes on the palate with power, combining high alcohol, high extract and ample acidity. It should be exciting when it's released and drink well for 5-7 years.
91-93 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Nov 2017)
Not yet bottled, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes is a head turner that delivers everything you could want from a Côtes du Rhône. Blueberries, strawberries, spice and garrigue all emerge from this full-bodied, opulent, undeniably sexy 2016 that has sweet tannin and a great finish. A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre, from 60-year-old vines, destemmed and aged in concrete tanks, it’s a quintessential southern Rhône to buy by the case.
90-92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2017)