92+ "one of the up-and-coming superstars of the appellation"
I’ve been waiting and waiting to get this information out to you. Finally everything has been firmed up and now we can get the word out.
As Robert Parker has stated, “Domaine Giraud is one of the up-and-coming superstars of the appellation [Chateauneuf du Pape].”
This family has been taking the Southern-Rhone by storm turning out some of the finest wines of the vintage.
For the first time ever, they have now produced a Cotes du Rhone. Made of 100% Grenache the Cotes du Rhone by Giraud has many similarities to the domaine’s top wine Chateauneuf du Pape Grenache de Pierre. This limited cuvee Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the finest examples of pure Grenache based wines from the region. This Cotes du Rhone holds many similarities to this limited cuvee even though the Cotes du Rhone is sourced from within the subzone of Sixte in nearby Lirac.
I’ve had the chance to taste this wine earlier this summer and I must say it is one very impressive Cotes du Rhone and extremely consistent with the quality style that we have come to come from Domaine Giraud.
The only problem is now Robert Parker has left the “cat out of the bag” awarding this wine an extremely strong 92+ score. A score that frankly many Chateauneuf du Papes have not achieved. Plus this wine is only $18.99 per bottle which just makes the Quality to Price Ratio soar.
Our allocation is due into our warehouse early September and this promises to be a great wine to wind down summer with and roll into fall. Reserve your case before it is too late. The demand for the wines that Robert Parker rated in this last issue of the Wine Advocate has been so strong that things are disappearing in a flash!