Dirk Vermeersch, Southern Rhône
Chateauneuf du Pape Leplan GT-1, 2013
Grape Varieties: Grenache 50%, Syrah 50%
The 2013 Châteauneuf du PapeGt 1, tasted as a barrel sample, has plenty of sweet oak in its raspberry, blackberry,spice-box and minty bouquet. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, with fine tannin and good mid-palate depth, it has outstanding potential and should evolve nicely for upward of a decade.
Robert Parker: 89-91 points