Gigondas

Château de Saint-Cosme

Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Red Rhône Blend 2010

What wine is a 92 after 20 minutes of cork pop? What wine is a 94 with a chicken green chili, poblano and jalapeno pepper soup? THIS. Slight hint of aged brambleberry and fig on the nose. Entry is fig dominated without food and more of a black cherry with the food. After an hour, this one actually seemed to get more youthful with or without any acoutrement. Hint of truffle to the finish. Nice wine. Two more and I'm actually amazed I was able to time consuming this case rather well! Should drink nicely for the next 5 to 7 years. — 2 days ago

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Shay A

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Nice! I opened the bottle I got from you almost a year ago and it was wonderful as well.
Mark Flesher

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@Shay A Really was a nice profile. And probably would have been good on day 2....if it had lasted :)

Domaine de Durban

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2012

Fruits of the vine and tree on the nose. Also cola. Color is lovely. Flavors are dynamic. Leather and prunes (oops I mean dried plums). Plenty of dark things. Dark berries, dark chocolate, dark plums. Elegant, flowers with perfume throughout. — 17 days ago

Domaine les Pallières

Terrasse du Diable Gigondas Red Rhône Blend

Nice. Not jammy. Nice finish. Would drink again — 5 days ago

E. Guigal

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

Vintage 2011 — 11 days ago

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Domaine Saint-Damien

Les Souteyrades Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2010

We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial.

The “Les Souteyrades” was a trip to the Woodland Realm. On the nose this was brambles, oud (agarwood), boiled spinach, curaçao, smoke and mushrooms. A much more powerful and rustic wine than “La Louisiane”. This should drink well for another decade.
— a month ago

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Domaine Saint-Damien

La Louisiane Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2010

We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial.

The “La Louisiane” was rather fascinating on the nose with brambles, lavender, herbs a rather remarkable smell of young mezcal! An elegant wine when compared to “Les Souteyrades”. I suspect this will continue to drink well for another 5+ years.
— a month ago

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Olivier Lafont

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

Musky bouquet. Spicy, black currants. A rich perfumed red broth of flavor and aroma.

Beautiful blackberries. Nice, smooth, supple mouthfeel.

Drinkable, yes. Flavorful and complex, yes. Good balance of tannic, slight astringency, fruit, and just a hint of tartness.

After a long day of writing, reading, running around the cold of NYC, this is a welcome red blend of bouquets of berries.

$23. Worth it.
— 21 days ago

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Domaine La Bouïssiere

La Font de Tonin Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2006

A stronger showing for the ‘06 vintage, it has hit its stride and drinking mature at the moment, I’m not sure I would take it much longer. Deep garnet with reddish hues, nose is low toned, dark and composed of savory leather, chocolate, espresso, stewed plum, black fig. Also the classic garrigue notes accompany but more in a distilled/medicinal sort of way. I think the structure from the oak is holding this wine up, theres tannin there to posture the deep and sappy fat this has. This doesn’t quite have the acid to lock in the freshness, so this comes across a little more thick than usual, more gras. Love the deep black fruit and bitter cocoa notes though, again leather and coffee come about, some meatiness, tar, spice cake, clove, and pepper there too. No reason to hold any longer, wishing I could’ve popped a cork at the 8-10 year mark on this guy. — 9 days ago

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Clos du Joncuas

Gigondas Rosé Grenache Blend

Light brite. Bright and not ever so light! It has that Grenache hit that makes this fun and not just another white wine masquerading as a rosé as it is the salmon color that says it is serious. the lime, tangerine, shell, wetted (in your luxe shower) pumice stone and custard bits take me home. Literally and figuratively I’d come home to this wine. I’d take it home and bed it on the regular — 22 days ago

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Matt Perlman

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Wait they make rose? Must try. Love the rouge despite the label looking like Donald Trump’s powder room
Ellen Clifford

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@Matt Perlman hahaha it is very much powder room un-chic. I’ve had the rouge too, good stuff!

Domaine de Font-Sane

Tradition Gigondas Grenache Blend 2014

Strawberry and raspberry notes. Medium body. Flavors of black olives, leather and some earthiness. Bought at RV. $22. — 17 days ago