Sweet, cherry flavours, floral secondary aromas of violet, also tertiary leather, smokiness. Long lasting smooth finish. Medium to high acidity.
Provencal and mountainous, sunny yet cool, the quality of this superb terroir is thanks to 5 key elements that give their names to the 5 cuvees of Sent Jean du Barroux: La Source (spring), L'Argile (clay), La Pierre Noire (black stone), Le Microclimat (microclimate) and La Montagne (mountain).
Red Grenache - Carignan - Cinsault - Organic wine
Yield 30 hL/ha - hand picked - de-stemmed: 100% - maceration: 7 days - maturation: concrete and enameled tanks - corks: diam 5
Cellaring potential: 10 years - decant when young
14.5% — 5 days ago
V13. Good, interesting. Cedar nose. Nice raspberry, black cherry and black currant fruit. Tight, black pepper, hints of clove , and leather finish. Decant. — 14 days ago
Nice wine with pleasing tannins. It was softer than I expected at this stage of its maturity. Raisin and stewed plums with pleasing tannins. Could have used a bit more acidity. — 7 days ago
Dark ruby in color with short brick rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, blueberries, plums, light vanilla, forest floor, tobacco, earth, light oak, dark chocolates, black pepper, spices, wet leaves and graphite.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, sweet cherries, plums, over ripen strawberries, raspberries, earth, light vanilla, wood, leaves, river rocks and spices.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a great CDP from a good vintage, that is drinking very nicely now. Very tasty and easy to drink. Well balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly. Tangy, tasty and interesting.
At the beginning of its drinking life, and will age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years. If you can find the 2015 vintage, grab it.
I paired it with cheeses, meats, olives and light appetizers.
A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah.
15% alcohol by volume.
$70. — 18 days ago
Classic CDP. Short decant due to some sediment. Medium reddish, brown color. Massive olive on the nose. Wine has more olives on the palate along with cough medicine and cherry candy. Sweeter than expected. Medium plus finish. I’m not much of a CDP fan but this was a solid recommendation and I enjoyed it.! — 6 days ago
Nice and savoury with notes of dried raspberry. Barely medium bodied. A great food wine in this case Chicken with stir fried vegetables and gnocchi. A fine example of mature Gigondas made by 3 sisters. Like this Grenache dominant southern Rhone style - one of the 1001 Wines. — 13 days ago
Drank 4/20 /19. Excellent pairing with grilled lamb kebabs.
Nose of red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon candy, and a touch of herb de Provence. Juicy red cherry and some herbs on the palate, backed by medium tannins. Medium finish, that is perhaps a touch too short. This really sings with the food pairing, although it is nice on its own.
3/22/8/4/3 + 50
An excellent value at $14 — 4 days ago