Domaine Le Pallieres 2017 Offer
Owned by the Brunier family (or Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe and American importer Kermit Lynch), Domaine Les Pallières bottles two cuvées of Gigondas each year. Terrasse du Diable comes from the higher-altitude, cooler parcels, while Les Racines originates from the plateau around the winery itself and includes the property’s oldest vines. Of the two, the Diable is usually the more powerful wine, yet it never seems to lack elegance. JOE CZERWINSKI, The Wine Advocate
This historic property was, for decades, a solid source for traditional Gigondas, but consistency was always an issue until it was purchased by the Brunier family (Domaine du Vieux Télègraphe) and their longtime American importer, Kermit Lynch. The team’s focus on improving the viticultural and winemaking work here has paid off big time, as their wines must be counted among the best of the appellation and, in fact, the entire southern Rhône Valley. JOSH RAYNOLDS
Like Chateauneuf du Pape, from one of the top producers, at less than half the price. Pallieres must be counted among the best of the appellation and, in fact, the entire southern Rhône Valley. That isn’t just my opinion that is a quote for Josh Raynolds, the foremost critic of Rhone wines.
Since the acquisition of the property by iconic Chateauneuf du Pape producer Vieux Telegraphe and the legendary wine man Kermit Lynch, the Pallieres estate has become a shining light in Gigondas, regularly producing some of, or the best wines in the region.
I think the short version of the story is, if you like wines from the Rhone Valley or love plush, fully expressive reds then you owe it to yourself to try these wines. They can marry that wonderful Gigondas depth with freshness that leaves the wines feeling almost elegant.
We have only 10 dozen each of these two wines available which I expect to sell quickly.