2017 Giraud Cotes Du Rhone Sables D'areneGrenache / Garnacha from France
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"Coming entirely from Grenache planted around 1950 in a sandy part of Lirac, the Côtes-du-Rhône Les Sables d’Arene would be a standout Lirac if it wasn’t for the fact that mono...
- 92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
92 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"Botted just two weeks ago, the 2017 Côtes du Rhône Les Sables d'Arène is another incredible winner from this estate, which seems incapable of putting a foot wrong. Ripe red and black fruits, spice, and tons of garrigue dominate this ripe, sexy, pleasure-bent effort that’s ideal for drinking anytime over the coming 4-5 years. It’s certainly worth a case purchase."
"Coming entirely from Grenache planted around 1950 in a sandy part of Lirac, the Côtes-du-Rhône Les Sables d’Arene would be a standout Lirac if it wasn’t for the fact that mono-varietal wines are not permitted according to current AOC rules. Rather than dilute the quality and unique expression of of old-vine Grenache grown on sandy soils, François and Marie bottle this wine as a Côtes-du-Rhône rouge instead." - Importer
|Sub-Region||Cotes du Rhone Rouge|
92 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|