2012 les pallieres, gigondas, terrasse du diable
Why We're Buying
Great wine requires great ingredients and terroir. Take Gigondas, for example, an esteem village in Southern Rhône. The region is known for bold, powerful, and boozy wines that cost a fraction of the price of those from Bordeaux and Burgundy. If you're looking for an affordable entry into fine wine, Domaine les Pallières Gigondas Terrasse du Diable deserves a look.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Gigondas les Terraces de Diable is outstanding. Made from roughly 85% Grenache and the balance Mourvedre and Clairette (which also makes its way into the Racines) and coming all from the upper, cooler terraces of the appellation, it exhibits ample garrigue, dried spices, dried soil and toast to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful depth and richness and building, fine tannin. It picks up a salty minerality with air, and while already drinking nicely, will benefit from short-term cellaring and drink well through 2024.