Clos du Joncuas

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

8.910 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

This is a straight-up crock of dark cherry preserves made with fresh vanilla bean dang that should be all I need to say but I'll say so much more: I rate this vin as that reliable friend who is also a colleague or a potential colleague. As all artists in LA are wont to be, hehehe. Ya never know who is who might develop into a star but you've got a feeling. But you like this friend/colleague. You respect them. They are strong and balanced and have within them the strength and acid wit to make you think they may develop into a super-success. AKA I wish I'd bought more than one so I could try this in a couple years. You kinda wish that whatever they may become (which you expect to be great) they were now. You wish you'd bought 2 bottles of this friend (ahem) because you suspect in 3 years they will be more complicated in delightful ways. Oof. But right now you really adore this friend. Clos du Joncuas is gonna stay in your life. It's a partnership based on trust and love. Also! Analysis of our friend: Body: purple ruby dark and thick slow tears. Zee nose: blueberries, blackberries,a hint of black currant, vanilla and clove. And cinnamon. Mellow cinnamon. On the tongue: dry, hallelujah because wine like humor (in your snobby opinion) are best dry. Medium acid, tannins are medium. Alcohol is getting up on the high side (if you cannot tell from my notes) and the body is smooth, medium strength and persuasive. More dark fruit on the palate.

This is a straight-up crock of dark cherry preserves made with fresh vanilla bean dang that should be all I need to say but I'll say so much more: I rate this vin as that reliable friend who is also a colleague or a potential colleague. As all artists in LA are wont to be, hehehe. Ya never know who is who might develop into a star but you've got a feeling. But you like this friend/colleague. You respect them. They are strong and balanced and have within them the strength and acid wit to make you think they may develop into a super-success. AKA I wish I'd bought more than one so I could try this in a couple years. You kinda wish that whatever they may become (which you expect to be great) they were now. You wish you'd bought 2 bottles of this friend (ahem) because you suspect in 3 years they will be more complicated in delightful ways. Oof. But right now you really adore this friend. Clos du Joncuas is gonna stay in your life. It's a partnership based on trust and love. Also! Analysis of our friend: Body: purple ruby dark and thick slow tears. Zee nose: blueberries, blackberries,a hint of black currant, vanilla and clove. And cinnamon. Mellow cinnamon. On the tongue: dry, hallelujah because wine like humor (in your snobby opinion) are best dry. Medium acid, tannins are medium. Alcohol is getting up on the high side (if you cannot tell from my notes) and the body is smooth, medium strength and persuasive. More dark fruit on the palate.

Sep 28th, 2016
Phil G
9.1

Great balanced year.

Great balanced year.

Mar 6th, 2018
Sam Barber

Blackberry bramble

Blackberry bramble

May 18th, 2017
Rebecca Graham

2010

Jun 5th, 2016
Taylor Hoff

Very good wine, decanted for about an hour and it's fantastic. Long finish, bold fruits, very impressed for the $25 price point

Very good wine, decanted for about an hour and it's fantastic. Long finish, bold fruits, very impressed for the $25 price point

Jan 19th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Chris had this 4 years ago

Chris had this 4 years ago

Nov 27th, 2016
Chris Kawatsu

Chris had this 19 days ago

Chris had this 19 days ago

Feb 15th, 2021
Donald Williams

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Donald had this 2 years ago

Oct 5th, 2018
Adam Shane

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Sep 23rd, 2018
Chris K

Chris had this 3 years ago

Chris had this 3 years ago

Mar 20th, 2018