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2011 Giraud Chateauneuf Du Pape Tradition

Retail: $50.00

$19.99

per bottle

Rating
93 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
15.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2011

Varietal(s)
Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla

Nose

vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint

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Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Along the same lines, the smoking good 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition is a blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, from 50-to-80-year-old vines, with the Grenache and Mourvedre aged all in concrete and the Syrah in 2-to-6-year-old barrels. Knockout stuff, with sweet black currants, cassis, licorice, pepper and wild herbs, this full-bodied, supple and seamlessly textured beauty will drink nicely through 2021. Drink now-2021." (10/13)

Wine Spectator:

"This features a saturated feel, showing steeped plum and blackberry fruit, layered with pastis, charcoal and spice cake. Delivers a fleshy, polished finish. Drink now through 2023. 300 cases imported. -JM" (11/13)

Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media:

"Vivid red. Spicy raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of pungent herbs and flowers. Broad, sappy red berry flavors pack serious punch and are lifted by a refreshingly bitter blood orange quality. Finishes with gentle sweetness, soft tannins and a tangy white pepper note." (02/13)

Product Description:

"60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre. Mid ruby. Very sweet but not very frank. Drink 2014 to 2016. (JR)" (12/12) 14.5 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages

WINERY:
"The 'domaine' saw the light of day thanks to Pierre and Mireille Giraud's zeal and two families coming together. The story begins in 1974 when Pierre and Mireille, as their parents did before them, took on 4 hectares (10 acres) of vines. Little by little the Domaine has grown through years exclusively on the appellation. In 1998, Pierre was ready to pass on his love of the vine and wine to his children. Marie and Francois took on the estate hand-in-hand. Under their parents' watchful eye, they devoted themselves to tending vines and winemaking. They focused their efforts on selecting parcel by parcel, doing minimal treatments, upgrading their cellar to make finer and finer wines while respecting family traditions. Francois tries hard to tend each parcel and variety respecting the 'terroir' as much as possible, that alchemy nature provides us with, to fully express our grapes' full character." -Importer

WINE NOTES:
"Vineyards: Sourced from estate owned vineyards across the appellation. Age of Vines: 60-80 years old, aging: 12-18 months in tank for Grenache & Mourvedre and barrique for Syrah." -Winery

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