This is a very enjoyable CDP. Showing black fruits with chocolates, earth, wood, vanilla, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, spices, peppercorn, leather, vinaigrette and tobacco leaf.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate and very yummy. At this point it is showing great complexity and mouthfeel.
Good by itself or with food. Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a from a great vintage, Drinking, very nicely now, and will age nicely in the next 10 years.
Robert Parker 94 points.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
A blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Aged in stainless steel vats (70%) and new oak barrels (30%).
15% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 2 days ago
We are upon another weekend and tonight I have opened the 2016 Saint-Damien Classique Vieilles Vigne Gigondas. This is a Rhone Blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre.
On the nose there is ripe strawberry, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, black pepper, thyme, spice, licorice, violet and earth.
On the palate the nose is confirmed with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, black pepper, lots of spicy nuance, licorice and earth.
This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium grippy mouth coating tannins that lead to a long rich dark fruit finish. I wonderful Rhone Blend that can be drunk now or store for another 5-10 years. Looks like a beautiful weekend is in front of us and you need to enjoy it. Be safe and have a great time. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 11 days ago
Honey, wax, white juicy pear and a bit of reduction. The palate is a masterpiece with a strong acid backbone and a silky matter on the side with a bright fruit (white fruits). There is spice in there too. The finish is extremely long and expanding with some bitterness coming up in the end. Some white pepper here and there. What a Sunday night treat! — 2 days ago
Mid crimson in colour with a tawny edge. Some tarriness on the nose with some savoury raspberry and liquorice with garrigue. Sweet mature flavours showing loam, red berries Liquorice with a hint of tar on the palate but at 16 years pretty much everything in beautiful balance. Really love aged Chateauneuf du Pape. — 9 days ago