2006 Domaine Giraud "Tradition" Chateauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1050663

92 points Wine Spectator: "Silky and racy, with plum sauce and raspberry fruit flavors laced with spice, graphite, fruitcake and mineral notes that ripple through the lengthy finish. This has nice latent grip. Best from 2009 through 2028."-WS (11/15/08) 90 points Robert Parker: "The dark ruby-colored 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape offers a delicious combination of strawberry and black cherry fruit interwoven with tobacco leaf, licorice, and spice. Opulent, round, medium to full-bodied, and generous, it should drink well for 7-8 years."-WA #179, Oct 2008. 15% abv.

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/1/2010 | Send Email
The Chateauneuf to drink right now, while you wait for the 2007's. It has all the upfront fruit showing along with the more classic Chateauneuf flavors of grafite, licorice and exotic spices. A perfect stepping stone for those wanting to venture into the "old world".

Staff Image By: Christie Brunick | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/28/2009 | Send Email
Amazing Old-World-meets-New-World styled wine with vibrance and great acidity. Up front juicy figs, blackberry, and red rasberry fruit with a touch of pink peppercorn and rose petals. Beautifully integrated silky tannins and racy acidity perfectly balance the ripeness. This is one of my favorite wines from the 2006 vintage, and it is drinking beautifully now. Grab a glass and a partner in crime and enjoy the elegant decadence.

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Rhone Blends



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Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 15