Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape 'Grenaches de Pierre' 2019

Product description

Named in honor of Pierre Giraud, the semi-retired father of Marie and François, Les Grenaches de Pierre is sourced from 100 year old vines of Grenache planted on sandy soils in the lieux-dits of Pignan, Mourre de Gaud and Charbonnieres Est. It is fermented and aged entirely in concrete to preserve the vibrancy and freshness of these distinct

97 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Grenaches De Pierre is a step up and has a wonderfully fresh, pure character as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of black raspberries, morello cherries, new leather, herbes de Provence, and loamy earth. Pure, perfumed, and already complex, with incredible elegance, it's another gorgeous wine from this estate that can be enjoyed any time over the coming 15 to 20 years.

96 Points - Wine Spectator

Densely packed yet silky and refined in feel, giving it an elegant, almost airy sense as the kirsch, cherry puree and damson plum notes sail through, with seamlessly inlaid black licorice, incense and black tea details. Features a nice mineral hint that lingers at the end, adding length and pulling you back for another sip. 

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Sourced from 100-year-old vines in the sandy lieux-dits of Charbonnieres (est), Mourre de Gaud and Pignan, the 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Grenaches de Pierre is less effusive on the nose than the other cuvées at this address, yet it still remains marked by intense black cherries and licorice notes. Aged solely in concrete, it's full-bodied, velvety-textured and luscious, even if it does show a touch of alcoholic warmth on the lingering finish.