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2014 Giraud Chateauneuf Du Pape TraditionBlend from France

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"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 pa...

  • 90-92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 90 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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90-92

"Bright ruby. Raspberry, candied flowers and white pepper on the highly perfumed nose. Silky, palate-staining red berry compote flavors pick up subtle smoke and floral pastille qualities with air, along with a suggestion of allspice. Finishes appealingly sweet and long; fine-grained tannins lend grip to the juicy, clinging red fruit."

90 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The base 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape, this outstanding red is an elegant, finesse-oriented beauty that’s reminiscent of a classy Pinot Noir with its medium-bodied richness, sweet tannin and perfumed bouquet of strawberries, framboise, spice and crushed flowers. Drink it over the coming 5-6 years."

90 Wine Spectator

"An elegant style, with silky tannins carrying pretty blood orange, cherry, rooibos tea and incense notes. A light twinge of shiso leaf runs through the finish. Shows lots of charm and sneaky length. Drink now through 2024. 350 cases imported."

Product Description:

"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 François 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. François 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. Renowned oenologist Philippe Cambie consults for the Domaine.

We're very attached to "Tradition," our inheritance passed on from our parents and their parents before them for generations. This wine symbolises our affection for Châteauneuf-du-Pape, our family and our obsession. It's made from a blend of mostly Grenache. Rich and powerful, it reflects its "terroir" with those black cherry notes typical of our appellation." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 104790
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

90-92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

90 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , 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