2012 Giraud Les Grenaches De Pierre Chateauneuf Du Pape

"The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape les Grenaches de Pierre is in the top 5-10 wines in the vintage. Coming from a single plot of sandy soils in La Crau and made from 100% Grenache, it knocks it out of the park with its black raspberry, cassis, lavender, licorice and smoked earth-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and elegant, it has awesome purity, no hard edges and building tannin. It’s already hard to resist, but will drink nicely through 2027." [+]