2016 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Gallimardes Blanc

- 750 ml
95
JD
Availability: In Stock
$54.99
Availability: In stock
Product ID
82280-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The finest white I’ve tasted from this estate is unquestionably the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Gallimardes and it should be snatched up by savvy readers. Loaded with notions of white peach, buttered citrus, spice and loads of crushed rock-like minerality, it’s rich, layered and textured, yet also vibrant and pure. Bravo!

Jeb Dunnuck | 95 JD
Transparent yellow. Incisive aromas of citrus zest, Anjou pear, fennel and honeysuckle take on a smoky mineral element as the wine opens up. Dry and precise on the palate, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors that deepen and take a richer turn toward peach on the back half. Taut and nervy on the impressively long, mineral-driven finish, which features lingering floral and citrus fruit notes.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
The ripe melon, pear and yellow apple fruit flavors are backed by fresh acidity and a high-pitched honeysuckle note, lending contrast between the opulence and raciness. Drink now through 2021. 165 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 93 WS
Lime leaf, citrus pith and subtle ingrained oak spice open this wine. This is followed by a scenic orchard of Conference pears and finely defined acid. It’s very appetising and drinkable. Drinking Window 2017 - 2024

Decanter | 91 DEC
The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Gallimardes Blanc is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette and Bourboulenc. It shows a touch of oak in its honeyed nose and rich texture but remains lively from start to finish, revealing bergamot, lime and musky spice notes on the long finish. It should drink well for at least a few years.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 91 RP

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Giraud
Rating 95 JD
Region Rhone: While the Northern Rhone produces only about 5% of all wine coming out of the Rhone Valley, the quality of these bottles is not to be underestimated. The terroir in this region is heavenly for growing Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne or Rousanne - the only permitted grapes in the AOC. Picture this - the Rhone flows through the valley like an azure thread piercing the landscape, a reflection of the dreamy skies hovering above the vineyards, ready to produce rainfall at a moment's notice. The rocky soil of the steep, almost surreal hillsides provides a bountiful feast for the grapevine roots. The flavors and texture of Northern Rhone wines tell you everything you need to know as soon as your lips touch the elixir, like a whisper in the vigorous valley winds As per the Southern Rhone wine, it is like taking a plunge into a whirlpool of juicy flavor. Every sip explodes forward like a crashing tsunami, bathing your tastebuds in delicious aromas of prune, chocolate, grass, and black fruit. The wines are so compelling that it can be hard to drink them casually at a social event without getting lost in their intricate textures and emotional depths. Let's set sail together, and drink deep from these luxurious bottles with our friends and loved ones.
Type of Wine Chateauneuf du Pape: You can expect Chateauneuf-du-Pape reds selection to wash over you with a combination of leather, game, tar, and delicious dried herbs, creating a spice mixture that commands respect from even the harshest non-believers. Chateauneuf-du-Pape whites are ever so refreshing and bold, frolicking in a field of floral notes and earthy minerals.
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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