The Domaine les Pallieres "Terrasse du Diable" cuvee has the minerality, freshness and tannins of the high-lying terroirs on which it sits in Gigondas. Dark raspberry, black cherry flavors pair floral and herbal aromas and the distinctive minerality giving it impressive body, structure and balance gifting the opportunity of drinking the wine now or laying down for 20 years.
Blend: 90% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Clairette
"Slightly superior, revealing more minerality and a subtle, incremental building of flavor intensity, the 2010 Gigondas Terrasse du Diable offers lots of black raspberry, kirsch and floral characteristics along with an undeniable crushed rock minerality. Medium to full-bodied and elegant as well as impressively built, rich, pure and beautifully balanced, it can be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years. "
The Wine Advocate
"Bright ruby-red. A complex, heady bouquet evokes candied red fruits, potpourri and Asian spices. Silky and seamless in texture, offering vibrant raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and an exotic touch of blood orange. Anise and herb notes come up with air and carry through a long, bright and focused finish. I underestimated this sexy wine last year."
International Wine Cellar
"A very stylish rendering of Gigondas, with floral and bergamot notes giving way to cherry, red currant and red licorice flavors. The silky feel belies the iron edge lurking on the finish. This shows subtle persistence. "