Monday, July 4, 2016
2012 Giraud CDP
2012 Domaine Giraud Tradition Chateauneuf du Pape...$53.99
More serious than the Premices, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition has additional structure and depth, with classic red and black fruits, leather, bouquet garni and spice aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, nicely concentrated and layered, it has the house purity and texture while staying firmly grounded in the Southern Rhône.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 91-93/100 Vinous Media
2012 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Grenache des Pierre...$106.99
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre is in the top 5-10 wines in the vintage. Coming from a single plot of sandy soils in La Crau and made from 100% Grenache, it knocks it out of the park with its black raspberry, cassis, lavender, licorice and smoked earth-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and elegant, it has awesome purity, no hard edges and building tannin. It’s already hard to resist, but will drink nicely through 2027.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate