Saturday, August 24, 2019
Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Les Galimardes
2017 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Les Galimardes...$99.99
The two special cuvées are some of the gems in the vintage. The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Gallimardes comes from one of the great sites in the southern part of the appellation and is just about all Grenache (there’s some very old vine Syrah, which struggles in this hot terroir). While not up to the out of this world 2016, it has a beautiful bouquet of cassis, kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, garrigue, and peppery herbs. Deep, full-bodied, and powerful on the palate, it has ultra-fine tannins as well as loads of character. It’s going to drink brilliantly for 15 years or more.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck
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.
Rated 94-96/100 Wine Advocate