Les Pallieres Racines 2016 (France: Rhone, Southern)

Name Les Pallieres Racines 2016
Varietal Gigondas
Region France: Rhone, Southern
Notes "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 Ch√Ęteauneufs. 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)." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Highly fragrant, smoke-tinged aromas of fresh dark fruits, incense and potpourri are sharpened by a spicy pepper note. Fleshy and broad but energetic as well, offering bitter cherry, black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that turn sweeter on the back half. Finishes sweet, broad and very long, displaying firm, spicy punch and dusty tannins that come in late." (Josh Raynolds, Vinous)



Scores Press* Points Other  
WA: 94 pts -96 pts  
VIN: 92 pts -94 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
14.5 Full Light

WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter