A little more monochromatic than in some past vintages. It's not nearly as pleasing and nuanced as the 2011 St Cosme Gigondas I recently commented on. I wouldn't kick it out of bed, but at this price point there are a lot of better choices. I've also been in denial about it, but there a slight tinge I catch on the nose of burnt plastic, and it's a drag. WTF is that? Becoming increasingly hard to get past. While this wine will undoubtedly improve with time, it will never be great.
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(Domaine les Pallières Gigondas Terrasse du Diable) Black-tinged medium dark purple red violet color; aromatic, tart black raspberry, dried berry, kirsch, anise nose; tight, tasty, tart black raspberry, dried berry, kirsch, mineral, tart berry palate with medium acidity; needs 5-plus years; medium-plus finish (90% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Clairette; 14.5% alcohol)
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