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2018 Saint-Damien Plan de Dieu Vieilles Vignes Cotes du Rhone Villages

Cotes du Rhone Villages, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$27. 99 Bottle
$335.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2025-2026)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
Totally opaque dark red black colour with a bright purple red hue. Freshly crushed cherry and raspberry aromas intermix with inky earth, hints of red liquorice, fresh provincial herbs and spicy pepper notes. Juicy and fresh with medium body weight and an inky finish, the palate has vibrant freshly crushed raspberry and cherry fruits overlaying elements of scorched earth, dried herbs and spicy pepper. Bright youthful acidity and slightly chewy tannins with an elegant, medium length conclusion.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
Coming from the sea of vines located in the pebbly soils between Vacqueyras and Cairanne, the 2018 Plan De Dieu Vieilles Vignes offers more blue fruits, flowers incense, and peppery aromas and flavors. An 80/20 split of Grenache and Mourvèdre brought up in tank, it’s medium to full-bodied, has light tannins, no hard edges, and is a pleasure-bent, character-filled 2018 that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate.
90-92 points