2015 Domaine Giraud "Tradition" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $40)

SKU #1320291 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a terrific effort. Cherries and dried spices mingle easily on the nose and palate, and while the wine is full-bodied, it's also amazingly supple, turning silky on the long finish. It may not be tremendously long-lived, but it's delicious. (JC)  (10/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Inviting, with lush, warm cassis, raspberry puree and plum sauce flavors that are long and caressing in feel, while flashes of black tea, anise and singed juniper set off pyrotechnics in the background. The finish gains steam and depth, picking up a graphite edge for added drive. Best from 2019 through 2030. (JM)  (10/2017)

91-93 points Vinous

 Bright ruby. Intense cherry and red berry aromas pick up notes of incense, anise and lavender with aeration. Spicy, concentrated and focused on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors underscored by a vein of juicy acidity. Closes sweet and quite long, with harmonious tannins building slowly and folding into the juicy fruit. (JR)  (3/2017)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Moving to the latest releases in bottle, these are all gorgeous wines that will be even better with 2-3 years of bottle age. The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition sports a deep ruby color to go with classic notes of kirsch liqueur, strawberries, and garrigue. It’s fresh, focused and classically structured, and will be at its best from 2020-2030. This estate has been run flawlessly by Marie Giraud for more than a decade now and the estate is consistently in the top handful of domaines in each vintage.  (10/2017)

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By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/25/2017 | Send Email
This wine comes from the small family team of Girauds: Pierre (the patriarch), Marie (daughter and winemaker) and Francois (brother and viticulturist), along with the help of famed wine consultant Philippe Cambie. This wine is elegant, with gorgeous dark berry fruit flavors, exotic spice and floral notes, and fine tannins. With a long, lush finish, this is a great introduction to Domaine Giraud.

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/8/2017 | Send Email
Giraud shows the riper side of Chateauneuf du Pape. Plush polished fruit with notes of Chambord and cherry compote. Rounded out with light herbal/garrigue tones. This is a lot of wine for those seeking the richer side of CDP. Decadent yet satisfying.

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- 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.
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Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 15