Ripe with a fantastic finish. Best of the five I've had since 2010. Can't wait to drink the other 7 over time. Figs, prune like dried black fruit but sweet like raisins ... Smooth on front of palate but the finish is long and an explosion of flavors.
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(Les Pallieres Gigondas Racines) COLOR-dark; NOSE-no notes; PALATE-this wine is loaded; great dark cherry and a great dark chocolate flavor; this is explosive; rich; powerful wine, but still under control; this is just spectacular; the power of the fruit and the balance along with the second tier flavors; black tea; blueberries and raspberries; so much transition and flavor and complexity this wine has; at $25 bones, this is a spectacular effort; RP-94; GV-No Score
(Domaine les Pallières Gigondas Les Racines) Very dark red violet color; lovely lilac, lavender, stewed cherry nose; tight but tasty tart berry, white pepper, charcoal palate with density and complexity; medium-plus finish (1st vintage of this wine, which comes from 60% of the vines at Les Pallieres; 80 % Grenache Noir, 15% Syrah and Cinsault, coplanted, 5% Clairette)
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