2017 Giraud Chateauneuf Du Pape Rouge Les GallimardesBlend from France
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This is all ~100 year old Grenache and Syrah from a single vineyard in CDP and the wine is absolutely drop dead gorgeous! "With the assistance of the brilliant Philippe Cam...
- 95-97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 94-96 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95-97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"Awesome notes of blueberries, black raspberries, exotic spices, and floral notes dominate the bouquet of the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Gallimardes. It too shows the sunny style of the vintage, yet has nothing overripe, has remarkable purity, and sweet tannins, all pointing to another beautiful vintage for this wine. It’s unquestionably the most traditional and flamboyant of the three Châteauneuf-du-Pape releases."
94-96 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Candied, pure cherry fruit forms the base of the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Gallimardes, but rose florals and tea-like notes provide elegant, graceful notes of complexity. Full-bodied but silky, this ends with a degree of lacy finesse and delicacy that's unusual for the vintage."
This is all ~100 year old Grenache and Syrah from a single vineyard in CDP and the wine is absolutely drop dead gorgeous!
"With the assistance of the brilliant Philippe Cambie, the wines have soared in quality, and Domaine Giraud is now one of the more exciting domaines in Chateauneuf du Pape.” - Robert Parker
Domaine Giraud is certainly on the rise, crafting perfect wines in the 2015 and 2017 vintages! 2017 is a worthy successor with grapes of impeccable quality. Unfortunately, yields were way down so there is very little of this wine available!
Les Gallimardes is one of their top cuvees coming from all 100+ vines from this exclusive Lieu-Dit. The terroir here is mostly red clay and gravel which is ideally suited to high quality Grenache and Syrah!
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
95-97 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
94-96 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry and strawberry|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box and cedar|