This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous! Each week we compile a list of wines from the Vinous database that you need to add to your wine wish list. With all the various regions, producers, and grapes, no week will be the same! All of the wines listed in this feature are available for purchase on Banquet . This week's must-try wines are from Josh Raynolds’ article, The Deep Bench of Gigondas . Enjoy an excerpt from this article and reviews below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Like the rest of the Rhône valley, and Europe, Gigondas has been confronting hot, dry weather conditions since 2017. Luckily, the best, most experienced growers and winemakers have handled the situation with a steady hand. Still, there’s no question that many wines from recent vintages are distinctly powerful, often high in alcohol, with more dark fruit character and tannic structure than usual." --Josh Raynolds, The Deep Bench of Gigondas, January 2023 1. 2019 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides 2. 2018 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides 3. 2020 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Les Claux 4. 2019 Château de Saint-Cosme Gigondas Les Claux 5. 2019 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Le Colline 6. 2019 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Les Routes 7. 2019 Domaine de Cayron Gigondas 8. 2019 Domaine du Gour de Chaulé Gigondas Cuvée Tradition 9. 2020 Domaine La Bouïssiere Gigondas 10. 2019 Domaine La Bouïssiere Gigondas

Domaine La Bouïssiere

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.4

Saturated ruby-red. The highly expressive bouquet conveys vibrant, mineral- and spice-accented red and blue fruits, candied flowers and succulent herbs aromas. Gently chewy and incisive boysenberry, bitter cherry and fresh bay flavors deepen and become sweeter with air. The floral note recurs on a very long, mineral finish that's framed by subtly gripping, fine-grained tannins. Made with 39% whole clusters and raised in a 65/35 mix of neutral oak foudres and concrete tanks. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

Château de Saint-Cosme

Le Claux Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.6

Dark magenta. Vibrant cherry, black raspberry and candied flowers, plus a hint of blood orange and exotic spices, are highlighted on the incisive and finely detailed nose. Juicy and lithe on the palate, offering intense, mineral-accented red fruit, lavender, vanilla and baking spice flavors that stain the palate while showing no excess far. Closes extremely long and alluringly sweet, with a repeating floral note, polished tannins and a late touch of star anise. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

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Château de Saint-Cosme

Hominis Fides Gigondas Grenache 2018

Delectable Wine
9.6

Saturated ruby-red. This is deeply perfumed, smoke- and mineral-accented and Chambord-like. Cherry, blueberry, potpourri and exotic spice aromas show fine definition. Alluringly sweet and expansive on the palate, offering impressively concentrated yet energetic red and dark berry preserve, fruitcake and lavender pastille flavors, with hints of licorice and botanical herbs. The extremely long, penetrating finish shows an intense mineral cut, an echo of sappy red fruit and well-judged tannins that come in late. These vines were planted in 1902. One-third new oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

Domaine La Bouïssiere

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.3

Vivid ruby. The bouquet is made of ripe red berries, cherry and lavender aromas, along with subtle licorice and white pepper flourishes. Broad, fleshy and appealingly sweet, showing juicy raspberry, cherry-cola and baking spice flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Closes long and smooth, with discreet tannins and a strong floral note. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

Domaine du Cayron

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.5

Bright ruby-red. Expansive red fruit preserves, lavender and succulent herb scents show excellent clarity and pick up a suggestion of incense with air. Gently chewy and energetic in the mouth, offering alluringly sweet cherry, blackberry and spicecake flavors that flesh out steadily through the back half. Shows impressive depth as well as energy, finishing extremely long and spicy, with well-knit tannins adding a subtle final grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

Domaine des Bosquets

Les Routes Gigondas Syrah 2019

Delectable Wine
9.4

Saturated ruby. There are powerful spice-tinged black and blue fruits, incense and candied violet aromas on the nose. Sweet and chewy on the palate, juicy blackberry, boysenberry, smoky bacon and black pepper flavors slowly deepen through the back half. Well-concentrated and broad in style, finishing with dusty tannins, an echo of juicy dark fruit and strong tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

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Château de Saint-Cosme

Hominis Fides Gigondas Grenache 2019

Delectable Wine
9.7

Deep, brilliant magenta. Powerful, spice-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry-cola, lavender, pungent herbs and licorice are energized by a smoky mineral top note. Densely packed and concentrated, offering intense, alluringly sweet blueberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors that show superb detail and mineral cut. Finishes with resonating florality, youthfully gripping tannins and outstanding, mineral-driven tenacity. All whole clusters and one-third new oak. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023)
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Domaine du Gour de Chaulé

Cuvée Tradition Gigondas Grenache 2019

Delectable Wine
9.5

Deep magenta. A complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry, kirsch and lavender, along with vibrant mineral and exotic spice flourishes. Incisive red and dark berry, bitter cherry and succulent herb flavors show fine detail and spicy cut. Chewy, slowly building tannins add shape and grip to a strikingly long, nervy finish that echoes the cherry and floral notes. All whole clusters. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

Château de Saint-Cosme

Le Claux Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2020

Delectable Wine
9.8

Opaque red. Sharply defined red fruit, floral and Moroccan spice aromas, along with intense mineral, garrigue and cola nuances. Shows superb depth as well as vivacity on the palate, offering juicy red and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors and an exotic hint of blood orange. Finishes impressively long and precise with firm tension, discreet tannins and reverberating red fruit and floral notes. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

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Domaine des Bosquets

La Colline... Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2019

Delectable Wine
9.5

Shimmering ruby-red. Highly fragrant scents of ripe red berries, kirsch, exotic spices and candied lavender are accompanied by a smoky mineral nuance that builds steadily with air. Smooth and seamless on the palate. Intense raspberry, cherry-cola, spicecake and garrigue flavors deliver a suave blend of power and delicacy. Finishes smooth, gently tannic and impressively long, leaving fierce red fruit and floral notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January 2023) — 9 days ago

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