Chateauneuf du Pape, 2009

Les Gallimardes Domaine Giraud
95 Points - Robert Parker
94 Points Wine Spectator

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 14%

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Price:

$81.86 USD

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Description

The 2009 Chataeuneuf du Pape wine from Domaine Giraud is a profound, smokey, leathery nose with an intriguing aromatic note like sandalwood. Beautiful palate with a gorgeous, silky texture, and a very sweet impression. Intense, wonderfully scented Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Reviews
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Gallimardes has all the same characteristics, but is more forward and on a faster evolutionary track. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is not quite as opaque as the 2010's, and its bouquet includes smoky, roasted meat notes intertwined with kirsch liqueur, lavender, licorice, pepper and layer upon layer of glycerin-imbued black cherry and black currant fruit. This almost larger than life, spectacular Chateauneuf should age effortlessly for two decades. (10/2011)

94 points Wine Spectator
Rounded and fleshy, with a very juicy core of kirsch, black currant and plum fruit layered with mouthwatering notes of sweet spice and tobacco. The fresh, silky finish sports a racy graphite edge and a licorice snap note that adds extra length. Accessible now, but this really fleshes out in the glass and has the drive to cellar. Drink now through 2023. (10/2011)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(90% grenache and 10% syrah): Full ruby. Heady, seductively perfumed scents of red and dark berries, potpourri and allspice, with notes of minerals and blood orange adding complexity. Smooth, fleshy black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors pick up an exotic Asian spice quality with air and show excellent clarity. Finishes with very good precision and a lingering floral quality. (2/2012)

Jancis Robinson
Very ripe, almost porty nose. Extremely sweet start – like Châteauneuf syrup almost. Masses of alcohol. Some will love the sheer dimension and mass of this wine...Rather drying tannins on the finish.(10/2010)

Condition

Good levels and labels

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