This Week's Must-Try Wines from Vinous

Welcome to this week's Vinous Top Ten! Each week we compile a list of top ten 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 Gigondas Maintains Its Tempo . Enjoy an excerpt from his article and his notes for this week's top ten below! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Gigondas, like the rest of the southern Rhône Valley, experienced lows and highs, in that order, in 2017. The low points came at the beginning of the year, when warm weather set off early flowering, and in May, when shatter severely affected Grenache, resulting in significant crop loss across the region. Fortunately, the remainder of the season was picture perfect, if warm, while the quality of the crop was very high." --Josh Raynolds, Gigondas Maintains Its Tempo, February 2020 1. Château de Saint Cosme 2017 Gigondas Le Poste 2. Château de Saint Cosme 2016 Gigondas 3. Clos du Joncuas 2016 Gigondas 4. Domaine Brusset 2017 Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail 5. Domaine Brusset 2017 Gigondas Les Hauts de Montmirail 6. Domaine du Gour de Chaulé 2016 Gigondas Cuvée Tradition 7. Domaine Les Pallières 2016 Gigondas Terrasse du Diable 8. Domaine Saint-Damien 2017 Gigondas La Louisiane Vieilles Vignes 9. E. Guigal 2015 Gigondas 10. Famille Perrin 2015 Gigondas L'Argnée Vieilles Vignes

Château de Saint-Cosme

Le Poste Gigondas Grenache 2017

Delectable Wine
9.5

Deep lurid ruby. Highly fragrant suggestions of ripe red berries, cherry preserves, exotic spices and candied flowers are accompanied by a smoky mineral element that builds steadily with air. Smooth and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry cola, spicecake and candied lavender flavors that convey a suave mix of power and delicacy. Closes smooth, gently tannic and impressively long, leaving sappy red fruit and floral pastille notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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Domaine du Gour de Chaulé

Cuvée Tradition Gigondas Grenache 2016

Delectable Wine
9.5

Vivid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and pit fruits, potpourri and garrigue, and an exotic spice note emerges in the glass. Stains the palate with sweet raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors that steadily put on weight with air. Conveys a suave blend of power and finesse and finishes extremely long and floral, with fine-grained tannins lending discreet grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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E. Guigal

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.2

Deep, glistening red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet features red berry and cherry preserve and spicecake qualities, along with hints of incense and smoky minerals. Displays a suave blend of richness and energy, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry pie flavors and a touch of candied lavender. The floral note carries strongly through the impressively long finish, which is framed by harmonious tannins that fold effortlessly into the wine's plush red fruit. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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Château de Saint-Cosme

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.2

Bright ruby-red. Lively and focused on the nose, displaying ripe red fruit, lavender and peppery spice aromas. Supple and open-knit, offering concentrated, appealingly sweet raspberry and candied licorice flavors that become livelier as the wine opens up. Finishes impressively long, smooth and juicy, with resonating licorice and red fruit notes and just a hint of fine-grained tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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Domaine Brusset

Les Secrets de Montmirail Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

Shimmering violet. Expressive black and blue fruit, exotic spice and floral scents show excellent clarity and take on subtle vanilla, woodsmoke and garrigue notes with air. Intense cassis, bitter cherry, candied violet and spicecake flavors slowly turn sweeter on the back half. Finishes very long and precise, with a resonating floral quality and supple, even tannins adding framework and discreet grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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Domaine les Pallières

Terrasse du Diable Gigondas Red Rhône Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.5

Brilliant ruby-red. A hugely expressive, seductively perfumed bouquet evokes ripe dark fruits, potpourri and licorice, lifted by a smoky mineral overtone. Concentrated yet lively in style, showing noteworthy clarity and thrust to the cherry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors. Becomes nervier and spicier on the youthfully tannic finish, which hangs on with superb tenacity. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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Famille Perrin

L'Argnée Vieilles Vignes Gigondas Grenache Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.5

Glistening violet color. Displays highly perfumed red/blue fruit liqueur, exotic spice and floral oil qualities on the expressive nose. Alluring sweet and broad on the palate, offering sweet Chambord, blueberry and spicecake flavors that are sharpened by a building mineral flourish. Shows sharp definition and spicy cut on a long, penetrating finish that leaves sweet floral pastille and red berry preserve notes behind. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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Clos du Joncuas

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

Delectable Wine
9.3

Vibrant ruby. Smoke-accented cherry and red berries on the highly perfumed nose, which takes on sexy incense and baking spice nuances with air. Smooth, concentrated and appealingly sweet, offering mineral- and spice-accented boysenberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors and a spicy touch of cracked pepper. Finishes silky, sweet and impressively long, with harmonious tannins and lingering spiciness. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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Domaine Brusset

Les Hauts de Montmirail Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.4

Dark purple. Vibrant, highly perfumed red and blue fruit, floral and incense aromas pick up exotic spice and cracked pepper flourishes with aeration. Plush and expansive in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet boysenberry, cherry and violet pastille flavors that show no rough edges. Becomes livelier on the wonderfully long, lively finish, which features resonating florality and harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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Domaine Saint-Damien

La Louisiane Gigondas Grenache Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.4

Limpid violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry and cherry preserves, incense, exotic spices and smoky minerals. Sweet, seamless and energetic on the palate, showing impressive depth as well as sharp delineation to its intense red and dark berry, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors. Finishes smooth, sappy and extremely long, with repeating florality and deftly interwoven tannins that add framework and gentle closing grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)
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