Premices is the latest wine from the Giraud family. It means the “beginning of a story” and is named after the youngest vines of the domaine located on Gallimardes, La Nerthe, Boucoup, and Tresquoy.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 91-93
"The 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Premices, which had just been bottled at the time of this tasting, has fantastic ripeness and offers up beautiful Provencal notes of sweet blackberry, currants, toasted spice, cured meats and earthy notes to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Rich, fleshy and textured, it’s another knockout Grenache-dominated blend from this estate."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 90-92
"Brilliant ruby. Exotic raspberry preserve, incense and lavender aromas are brightened by vibrant minerality. Offers sweet red berry liqueur and floral pastille flavors of very good freshness and clarity, picking up an exotic blood orange quality with air. Finishes sweet, bright and long, with smooth, slow-building