2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gallimardes, Domaine Giraud

This serious and much sought-after cuvée comes from 100 year old vines, 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah. The fantastically heady and alluring perfume of lavender, violet and juniper berries has an incredible intensity. On the palate, this is deep and concentrated with rich dark blackberries and morello cherry, wrapped up in layers of chocolate notes and given a slight savoury edge. Perfectly balanced and eminently elegant.
(Given 91-94 points in the Wine Advocate, Robert Parker)

Critic score
92.5/100
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Bottle
19 available
£56.00
Case, 6 Bottles
3 available
£336.00
19 bottles available from £53.00 per bottle
Bottle
From a client
1 available
£53.00
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£55.40
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£336.00
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£336.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Gallimardes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Grape
    90% Grenache/Garnacha (vine age: 100 year old vines)
    10% Shiraz/Syrah (vine age: 100 year old vines)
  • Maturity
    Ready 2014 - 2025
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Gallimardes, Domaine Giraud

TASTING NOTES

This serious and much sought-after cuvée comes from 100 year old vines, 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah. The fantastically heady and alluring perfume of lavender, violet and juniper berries has an incredible intensity. On the palate, this is deep and concentrated with rich dark blackberries and morello cherry, wrapped up in layers of chocolate notes and given a slight savoury edge. Perfectly balanced and eminently elegant.

Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate
(91—94)/100

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