Domaine Giraud Les Gallimardes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  62828

Bigger and richer, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Gallimardes is mostly Grenache (there's 10% Syrah) all from incredibly old vines in the Les Gallimardes lieu-dit located in the southern part of the appellation. This estate owns a tiny parcel here, and this cuvée is incredibly limited, with just 250 cases made. Possessing a huge, incredible nose of blackberries, black raspberries, crushed rocks, garrigue, melted licorice, and cured meats, this full-bodied 2016 has a wealth of fruit and richness, no hard edges, building tannins, and awesome purity of fruit. It's the finest example of this cuvée ever made and a perfect wine. Don't miss it! Drink Date: 2020-2040. Score - 100. (Jeb Dunnuck,, Aug. 28, 2018)