2007 Domaine les Pallieres "Les Terraces de Diable" Gigondas

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Listed in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2010. 93 points Robert Parker: "The sensational 2007 Gigondas Les Terraces de Diable reveals gloriously sweet black cherry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, loamy soil, and roasted herbs. With terrific fruit density, a full-bodied richness, and striking elegance and precision, it should drink well for 15 or more years." (10/09) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Polished and pure, with delicious layers of plum sauce, braised fig and melted licorice that glide through the dense but silky textured finish. Hints of graphite and incense lurk in the background. Long, with buried minerality. Should age nicely. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Clairette. Drink now through 2015." (Web Only 2009) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(90% grenache and 5% each of mourvedre and clairette) Ruby-red. Pungent smoky aromas of cherry, black raspberry, spicecake and flowers, plus a strong mineral undertone. Round and velvety on entry, the firmer in the middle, offering juicy red berry and cherry flavors with repeating smokiness. Impressively energetic on the finish, which echoes the red fruit and spice notes. I'd keep my hands off this wine for at least another five years." (Jan/Feb 2010)

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 By: KLF |  Review Date: 10/21/2010 
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Cellar material here. A beautiful, classic Gigondas. Not drinking that well right now, but improves at 3 hours of air. The fruits and spices are quite subltle even at 3 hours, which I trust will improve with bottle age.
Drink from 2015

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Gigondas