- Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2011 Product #30941 (In Stock)
Probably the best value in robust Rhone red wine we have in the store now - a wine that blows away most $30-$50 "luxury" Gigondas and a whole lot of Chateauneuf! A blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (30%), Carignan (10%) and Mourvedre (10%) aged in tank (2/3) and neutral oak (1/3) that perfectly express the terroir of Philippe’s rocky vineyards and 2011’s blend of purity and ripeness. Big aromas of black raspberry, licorice, fresh earth, and roasted meat carry through on the mouth coating palate where hints of lavender and violet emerge. The focused, generous, flavors push through the explosive finish where firm tannins provide support and raspberry, black cherry, garrigue, seared beef, and licorice flavors go on and on.
La Daurelle has been a staff and customer favorite for years, and the 2011 edition is even more captivating than usual. It’s perfect to enjoy right now with grilled or roasted meats or most any dish showing a touch of cumin or North African spice, make sure to put some away for later, too. Expect this to continue to improve for another decade and to give pleasure long after that. Simply stellar wine and value here.