Les Pallières "Terrasse du Diable" Gigondas 2013

Les Pallières "Terrasse du Diable" Gigondas 2013

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From one of the oldest estates in Gigondas, this wine is sourced from high altitude vines which produce the finest expressions of the Gigondas red blend. The wine is bottled unfiltered and is released two years after bottling.

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Critical Acclaim

W&S91
Wine & Spirits
The vines in Terrasse du Diable are on average 20 years younger than those in Les Pallières’ home vineyard, Les Racines (also recommended here), but they yield less fruit, thanks to the higher altitude and poorer soils. It’s almost as if you can taste the struggle in the vines to eek out juice, the wine dry and savory, focused on earthy flavor. What fruit is there is intensely red and concentrated, a nugget of raspberry-leather flavor and spice. It’s a wine to sink your teeth into with a pile of lamb chops nearby.
WS90
Wine Spectator
Offers a taut, slightly sinewy feel, with cedar-laced grip cutting through the core of dried cherry, red currant and raspberry flavors. Displays a lightly chalky spine on the finish, with an ample tobacco note. 
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