2018 - Gigondas Terrasse du Diable Domaine les Pallières
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine les Pallières
Region
Gigondas
Grape
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre
Drinking
2023 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
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2018 GIGONDAS TERRASSE DU DIABLE DOMAINE LES PALLIÈRES - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine les Pallières
Region
Gigondas
Grape
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre
Drinking
2023 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £250.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2019

    The grapes for this cuvée come from the estate’s highest altitude vineyards, some 400 metres up. While the nose is a little closed for now, the palate excites and teases with its juicy richness and intensity. The minerality and freshness of this wine work in tandem with the earthy personality of the Gigondas terroir to produce a profound wine with a satisfying grip on the finish.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, August 2019,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2018 Gigondas Terrasse du Diable comes from yields that ended up being approximately half of the average for the estate (only 11 hectoliters per hectare). It's full-bodied, with a rich yet silky texture, ripe flavors of cherries and raspberries and a long finish that hints at clove and licorice. The exact blend for the domaine's wines was yet to be finalized when I tasted this sample, but historically, this cuvée is about 85% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre. Drink Date 2020 - 2030

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019,
    Score: 91-93

    Mostly Grenache from terraced, higher elevation sites in the Gigondas, the 2018 Gigondas Terrasses Du Diable offers a beautiful perfume of kirsch and ripe red fruits as well as loads of spice, graphite, and peppery herbs. With plenty of sweet fruit, solid mid-palate depth, ripe tannins, and a beautiful finish, it has plenty of upfront appeal and will keep for over a decade.

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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.