Developing nicely but showing more signs of age compared to last tastng. The nose offers up classical kirsch liqueur, Grenache fruit, honey and Asian spice. The Swedish Christmas tradition: orange stuffed with cloves is still there... But there is also a subtle tartness which reminds me of plum marmalade. Most likely, this depends on the primary fruit slowly fading and secondary tones emerging. However, the wine is excellent tonight too. The palate is super integrated and offers what should be referred to as a premium integration and balance. With a length on the finish lasting some 35-40 seconds this wine surely is a treat, but structure and texture tell me it should be drunk within the coming few years (if fruit is what you like in a wine).
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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