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2013 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf Du Pape PremicesGrenache / Garnacha from France

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"With their elastic definition of young vines, the Giraud siblings have segregated their more youthful Grenache vines (anything up to 50 years old!) from Les Galimardes, Le Cra...

  • 90-92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 91 Wine Spectator
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90-92

"Deep red. Suave mineral-accented aromas of red berries and candied rose, with a hint of white pepper in the background. Juicy and precise, displaying very good spicy cut to its fresh strawberry and cherry flavors. Puts on weight with air and finishes smooth and long, with supple tannins and an echo of floral pastilles."

91 Wine Spectator

"Very focused, with a sanguine note tightly framing the core of steeped cherry and red currant fruit. Long and pure through the finish, delivering hints of rosemary, iron and sandalwood. Offers a streamlined feel throughout. Best from 2016 through 2026. 300 cases imported"

Product Description:

"With their elastic definition of young vines, the Giraud siblings have segregated their more youthful Grenache vines (anything up to 50 years old!) from Les Galimardes, Le Crau, Les Terres Blanches and Pignan to vinify them separately to make Prémices. A bright and forward style of Châteauneuf, it is immediately accessible but with a surprising depth and concentration. When there has been growing criticism that the best estates in the region are robbing their basic bottlings so they can make luxury cuvées, it is a refreshing change of pace to see the opposite approach done so successfully." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 114156
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

90-92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

91 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit