2010 Domaine les Pallières "Terrasse du Diable" Gigondas
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Slightly superior, revealing more minerality and a subtle, incremental building of flavor intensity, the 2010 Gigondas Terrasse du Diable offers lots of black raspberry, kirsch and floral characteristics along with an undeniable crushed rock minerality. Medium to full-bodied and elegant as well as impressively built, rich, pure and beautifully balanced, it can be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. A complex, heady bouquet evokes candied red fruits, potpourri and Asian spices. Silky and seamless in texture, offering vibrant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and an exotic touch of blood orange. Anise and herb notes come up with air and carry through a long, bright and focused finish. I underestimated this sexy wine last year.
A very stylish rendering of Gigondas, with floral and bergamot notes giving way to cherry, red currant and red licorice flavors. The silky feel belies the iron edge lurking on the finish. This shows subtle persistence. Should fill in with cellaring. Best from 2014 through 2020.
Looks quite evolved. Heady, sweet, treacly. Lots of richness. But very light and dry and youthful. Good freshness too! Long. 17+/20 points.