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Gigondas les Racines Domaine les Pallieres 2016 (750ML)

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96 Points, Zachys Buying Team: "The 99-point 2016 Southern Rhône vintage delivers once again. From high altitudes and ancient vines, some nearing 100 years old, on limestone covered soils, the Les Racines (meaning roots) from Domaine Les Pallières remains one of our most exciting Gigondas finds in years. We love the cool-climate, limestone expression from this Northern Gigondas terroir. The 2016, showing more red fruit in this vintage, is dominated by grenache, with some syrah, cinsault and clairette; there is pure and vibrant red and black fruit combined with textured minerality and a fresh and lifted finish. Cheers to the Brunier brothers and Kermit Lynch for resurrecting this ancient, once neglected estate in the Southern Rhône." 11/19

Wine Advocate

94-96 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Gigondas Les Racines was in its foudres at the time of my visit, but I still think it is the equal of the Brunier family's Châteauneufs. Full-bodied and rich but silky and almost lacy in texture, it marries raspberries and apricots with lovely herbal nuances and a lingering finish. It's a tremendous Gigondas, made from 75-year-old vines (80% Grenache)." 8/18

James Suckling

96 Points, James Suckling, "Very complete and complex wine that has intensity and elegance. Raspberry and rose-like perfume, this has a long, red-fruit core with dark spices wrapped deep into the heart of the palate. Detailed texture, the noble, long tannins cloaked in wild, red plums and berries. Terrific freshness here. Wow. Drink or hold." 1/19