Plantevin New Releases in Red, White, Pink

No hype here:  Philippe Plantevin’s 2012 Cotes du Rhone Villages La Daurelle is one of the best Rhone reds you’ll try this year at any price.  And, at just $19.98 by the bottle or $17.98/ea by the case, it’s an astounding value, too.  We cannot recommend this one highly enough to anyone who loves $30+ wines like Gigondas and Vacqueyras (or most $45+ Chateauneuf-du-Pape).  It’s really that good right now and will just get better with time.

And you can put together a mixed case or two with Philippe’s Cotes du Rhone Blanc and hearty Rosé, all at best mix/match prices!  Mix/match savings will not display on your online order form or order confirmation but will be applied before your card is charged.

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Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012 Product #31928 (In Stock)
Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012 Dom Philippe Plantevin CdR Villages La Daurelle 2012

In the warm, rich, 2012 vintage this long-time favorite is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah ad 10% each Mourvedre and Carignan, all aged in used French oak cask.  The nose is very complex, with aromas of black raspberry, wild blackberry, redcurrant, and a bold note of savory, herb-crusted, roast beef.  The palate is luxurious with almost a milk chocolate-like density and plushness framing the dark red fruit, seared meat, lavender and thyme flavors.  The ending is every bit as exciting as the beginning and middle, with a wash of fresh wild blackberry, savory herb, and dark chocolate gliding along over substantial, but silky smooth, tannins. 

At 5 years from harvest, this is certainly "ready" in the sense that it delivers boatloads of immediate pleasure.  But this wine always ages longer and more gracefully than the appellation or price point suggests.  Pull a bottle out of your cellar in 2022 and I guarantee you'll be blown away.

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $21.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $18.98/ea
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