Gigondas, Southern Rhône

Domaine Saint-Damien

Les Souteyrades Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2015

Charred cherry. Low acidity. Soft . Was really liking this as a post dinner sipper. Opened up best after two hours to reveal a bit of pepper and earth. — 11 days ago

Keith, Ron and 12 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Red Rhône Blend 2016

Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Day 1 this was precocious. The nose was wild with the smell of tandoori chicken (tell me I’m wrong!), brambles, and garrigue. Like the 2015 I had a few weeks back, this was a little out of sorts on the palate but there’s loads of undeniably deliciously pure fruit. Tongue smacking tannin. Day 2 showed very little in the way of evolution. The tandoori had relaxed and left a more generic spiced meat character in its wake with brambles and Herbs de Provence. Looooooooong finish; well over a minute. The tannin is even more pronounced today but there’s so much stuffing that it kinda works now and I’m certain it will be firing on all cylinders and everything is more integrated down the road. IMHO, this is performing just a step behind the 2015 at the moment but both vintages are outstanding and will be for many years to come. — 15 days ago

Ira and Daniel P. liked this

Moulin de la Gardette

La Cuvée Ventabren Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

Honestly, this may be the best southern Rhône I’ve tried outside CDP. Just amazing richness and power. I just might love Gigondas. — 15 days ago

Domaine Santa Duc

Prestige des Hautes Garrigues Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2004

Phil A
8.9

Big, smooth, balanced with muted tannins that hides its 15% alc/vol. What a great way to start our Canadian Thanksgiving. Cheers 🍷 — 10 days ago

Stuart, Ron and 24 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Hominis Fides Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

Wow. HUGE wine from Gigondas. Needs tons of air. Dark, deep, and rich. Seek this wine out on Sunday. I want to find it first. 😂 — 19 days ago

Rebecca McMahon
with Rebecca
Daniel P., Eric and 9 others liked this

Domaine Santa Duc

Gigondas Grand Grenache 66 2009

Opens up with air — 6 days ago

Elise Haverkamp
with Elise
pascal, Thijs and 6 others liked this

Moulin de la Gardette

La Cuvée Tradition Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2015

Perennial favorite producer. The ‘15 rivals the ‘12 in structure and layered complexity. No fruit bomb, this is exactly how we like our southern rhônes. Opening is evocative with blueberry/cherry and graphite. Excellent tannic undergirding, only marred by a lackluster finish. More of this, please. — 16 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Keith, Trixie and 1 other liked this

Lavau

Gigondas Red Rhône Blend 2014

Big and racy with tart fruit, caramel, and spice. The nose is more Bordeaux or high-end Napa Cab. This Gigondas tops any CDP at this price point. A beautiful wine. — 17 hours ago

Domaine du Gour de Chaulé

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2014

Ultra tight and primary. Decidedly elegant approach. Give it time. — 16 days ago

Phil, Eric and 5 others liked this

Domaine Maby

La Forcadière Tavel Rosé 2017

Phil A
9.1

I never expected a bottle costing ~$20.00 CAD to be this good. This approachable Southern Rhône Grenache punches well above its price. Presenting plum and blackberry aromas this full body yet spry blend excites a zesty turn on the palate with its crisply dry concentrate of blackberry and currant flavors. Long in finish with hints of lavender and chalk this wine will please. 14% alc/vol — 13 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 17 others liked this
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@Stuart Scheff Stuart Throw in skiing and that fairly well sums it up. Cheers 🍻🏒⛷🇺🇸🇨🇦
Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

I forgot toques and bacon 🥓
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@Stuart Scheff don’t forget get our delicious poutine and fabulous Alberta beef 🥩