2015 Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas Terasse Du Diable

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 89-92
Vinous Media: 92-94
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$29.95

BEST PRICE IN THE COUNTRY AND A VERY RARE GEM INDEED!

"Dark and focused, with cassis, blackberry and black currant fruit flavors spliced together, racing along atop mouthwatering bramble, lavender and rosemary accents. A bright iron streak pierces the finish, adding lift and range. Best from 2019 through 2027. -J.M" (WS)

"A bigger, richer barrel sample, with some chewy, meaty, dark fruit characteristics and lots of roasted herbs, the 2015 Gigondas Terrasses de Diable is full-bodied and supple, with sweet tannin and lots of fruit." (WA)

"Bright violet. Heady aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, potpourri and licorice are complemented by smoky mineral and spice nuances that emerge with air. Juicy, expansive black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors become sweeter and put on weight with aeration while retaining a graceful touch. Velvety tannins lend subtle grip to an impressively long, mineral-laced finish that echoes the floral note." (VM)

"The 2015s are also brilliant, and if not for the 2016s, I’d say best yet. The 2015 Gigondas Terrasses du Diable sports a ruby color as well as considerable polish and elegance in its blackberry, black cherry, garrigue and mineral-drenched style. Full-bodied, concentrated, loaded with spice, and beautifully textured, it’s a knockout 2015 to drink over the coming decade." (JD)

Winery Notes:
• Grapes are sourced from lieux-dits Poncet, Thomas, Les Pallières, and Terrasse du Diable

• Traditional fermentation lasts 25-30 days in temperature-controlled cement cuves and wooden vats

• Wine ages in cuves for 10 months, then in foudres for 12 months

• Wine is bottled unfiltered and is released two years after the harvest

• “Terrasse du Diable,” encompasses the low-yielding vines from the higher altitudes that express great structure and intense minerality