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This just-retasted REPEAT of the 2019 edition of Plan de Dieu is the 17th Vintages release. Fairly deep intense purple colour. The nose is very juicy and ripe with lots of spicy, attractive, plummy-black-cherry-cassis fruit. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, spicy, fairly intense, quite well structured, ripe, plum-crancherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, harmonious, bright finish. This blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre has 15% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with the same lot number L21342C on the upper part of the glass bottle. A versatile, ready-to-drink, crowd-pleaser it would go well with Thanksgiving turkey. The 2019 (**/**+) was last released on April 30, 2022 at $16.95. CSPC 224592
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nic Pea
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating **/**+(88.5 points)
Juicy, Ripe, Plummy-Crancherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Deeply-coloured, and deeply fruity Rhône red here from the village of Plan de Dieu, with plush, velvety, full-bodied palate and generous proportions. I find this highly satisfying for the money, and regionally representative. Tannins are supple and offer light resistance, acids round and creamy, and alcohol high (15% declared), so I'd suggest enjoying with a light chill, around 14-16ºC, no more, for maximum enjoyment and drinkability. Enjoy now or hold a year or three. Tasted March 2022. Score - 89 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com) Price $ 16.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 8, 2022
Cases bought 1500 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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