2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Grenache Domaine Giraud

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Average critic rating : 95.0 points



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. ||One of my favorite estates, Marie and Francois Giraud burst onto the scene in 2001 when they took over the running of the estate from their parents. Since then, and with help from consultant Philippe Cambie, it’s been one superb set of releases after another. Looking at the 2012s, these both (there’s no Gallimardes in 2012) perfumed beautifully. This vintage was compared to fresher 2009 by Marie, with the wines showing slightly more acidity and less alcohol. The 2013s make the most of the vintage, without a doubt, and are up with the top wines. eRobertParker.com.October, 2014


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