Domaine Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Gallimardes 2020
96 POINTS: Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
95 POINTS: Wine Spectator
94 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck
Organic & ECOCERT
90% Grenache (100+ years) 10% Syrah, 90% concrete vat, 10% new oak cask raising.
This Cuvee like it's stablemate Les Grenaches de Pierre is made from 100+ year old vines and is only made in great vintages
"Offers inviting red currant and cassis flavors up front, layered with licorice root, fruitcake spices and charred mesquite. Though big-boned, this shows grace and polish, balance and finely cut texture. Reveals iron shavings and crushed herbes de Provence, which add a refreshing savory edge through a finish that goes on and on. Beautiful. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2038 "
— 95 Points, Wine Spectator
“Still maturing in concrete at the time of my visit, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Gallimardes comes from the lieu-dit of the same name, located south of the village. It's a classic galets roulés-and-clay terroir, with the old-vine Grenache that makes up 90% of the assemblage planted around 1903 (the Syrah component is more recent). Concentrated black cherries dominate the nose, yet this full-bodied effort is remarkably silky and fresh, with its long finish marked by a zesty-briny note.”
— 96 Points, Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
"Coming all from a single parcel in the southern part of the appellation, the 2020 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Gallimardes is 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah. Its slightly deeper purple hue is followed by full-bodied aromas and flavors of darker, almost blue fruits, ground pepper, loamy soil, truffle, and Provençal garrigue. With a forward, charming, sexy profile, it has sweet tannins and the balance and depth to evolve for 10-15 years."
— 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Brother and sister team Pierre and Marie Giraud are making big and characterful wines, where the accent is on bold fruit flavours and full ripeness. The vines produce very low yields with concentrated flavours, which result in a truly sensational wine. It has volume and power, yet it still has elegance and finesse. It will be right at home next to confit of lamb or strong cheeses.
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