2011 - Gigondas Terrasse du Diable Domaine les Pallières
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine les Pallières
Region
Gigondas
Grape
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre
Drinking
2017 - 2026
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now

2011 GIGONDAS TERRASSE DU DIABLE DOMAINE LES PALLIÈRES - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine les Pallières
Region
Gigondas
Grape
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre
Drinking
2017 - 2026
Case size
6x150cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £464.14 (Inc. VAT)
Go to Basket

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2012

    Lovely spiced peppery fruit aromas. There is an excellent balance between the rich bramble fruit flavours and the striking minerally terroir mouth feel that one expects in the finest locations of Gigondas. The combination of the higher altitude of the Terrasse de Diable vineyards and 45 year old vines make a very complex wine indeed.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, October 2012,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2011 Gigondas Terrasse du Diable (85% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and a touch of Clairette) comes from the high altitude parcels of the complicated and morsellated estate of Les Pallieres. It reveals sweet raspberry and strawberry fruit intermixed with a liqueur of crushed rocks, spring flowers, bay leaf and lavender. This complex, concentrated, medium to full-bodied Gigondas should drink well for 10-15 years.

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

Producer

Domaine les Pallières

Just outside the village of Gigondas in the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, Domaine Les Pallieres is one of the oldest wine producers of the Southern Rhone. The estate is run by the Brunier family of Vieux Telegraphe fame and Kermit Lynch, one of America’s most respected wine merchants, who have invested heavily and brought this once great estate back on track. They produce two distinct lieux-dits: "Terasse du Diable" made from high-altitude wines characterised by structure and minerality and "Les Racines" made from the oldest vines around the winery which express freshness and intense fruit.

Region

Gigondas

An area for red and rosé wines Gigondas has been an appellation in its own right since 1971. Though they can occasionally be more rustic, the reds are often considered a miniature version of Châteauneuf du Pape. Part of this may have to do with the same limited yield restrictions and minimum alcoholic strength (12.5 %), but they also share some of the same varieties including Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Certain bottlings can be approached shortly after release, but many benefit from several years of cellaring. Like Châteauneuf du Pâpe, aged bottles of Gigondas take on appealing gamey and forest floor aromatics which make them particularly enjoyable with roast meats.