- Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2006 Product #21954 (In Stock)
So, you see “Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2006” and you think, “Well, that’s got to be over the hill!” Think again, because Philippe Plantevin’s 2006 blanc is just getting started and will put many CdP Blanc’s (at 3x the price) to shame! A blend of 40% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc, and 30% Marsanne, the 2006 CdR Blanc has moved past its primary, fruity, youth and emerged as something very special indeed. The aromas are rich, deep, and wildly complex. The main note is beeswax, but beeswax from a hive that feeds on lavender and thyme, along with fresh figs just picked on a hot summer day and dried orange peel. I realize this is getting pretty out there, but the aromas are exotic, wild, and compelling.
In the mouth, big flavors and even bigger acidity. Dried honey, orange peel, peach skin and even a touch of Earl Grey tea swirl around the entry and midpalate before fantastic acidty wells up and scrapes your tounge clean. The finish is long and brings more exotic fruit along with a pretty vanilla note that lingers nicely. At once cream and super vibrant, and sure to be amazing with everything from cod or halibut in a cream sauce to ripe cheeses.
- Dom Philippe Plantevin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2010 Product #25236 (In Stock)
Another fine vintage for the Southern Rhone and Philippe Plantevin. His 2010 CdR Blanc is a cool fermented blend of 40% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc, and 30% Marsanne delivers a wonderful interplay between richness and brightness. Give a swirl and watch it explode with aromas of peaches, Clementine, and honeysuckle. Then, take a sip and feel it fill your mouth with those flavors plus tangy apricot and refreshing crushed mint. A tad zingier than the rich 2009, but still wonderfully ripe and rich. If you’ve enjoyed Philippe’s 2006 Blanc, you know that this will age beautifully, gaining more herbal and dried honey notes even as the fruit keeps shining through.