Domaine du Cayron

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

8.934 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

Dark. Pencil lead, cedar, essence of dried cherries, peppermint. Air is kind. Black pepper. #NYTWineSchool

Dark. Pencil lead, cedar, essence of dried cherries, peppermint. Air is kind. Black pepper. #NYTWineSchool

Oct 12th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

8.6

A little ammonia/green like note on nose, grippy, meaty, red and darker fruit with firm tannins on palate

A little ammonia/green like note on nose, grippy, meaty, red and darker fruit with firm tannins on palate

May 8th, 2014
Peter J.

21

21

Feb 3rd, 2014
Tala Drzewiecki

Wine blogger Winelandia.com

8.1

This was super green but it opened up

This was super green but it opened up

Nov 2nd, 2013
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

9.0

Herbal, savory, dried fruit

Herbal, savory, dried fruit

Aug 16th, 2013
Bob McDonald

Very dark almost black core with a Crimson rim. Solid aromas of ripe black and blue fruit- almost a little porty - touch of oxidation? Notes of Liqueur Cherry and fine grainy Tar. Enjoyable but better a couple of years ago. Drink up remaining bottles.

Very dark almost black core with a Crimson rim. Solid aromas of ripe black and blue fruit- almost a little porty - touch of oxidation? Notes of Liqueur Cherry and fine grainy Tar. Enjoyable but better a couple of years ago. Drink up remaining bottles.

Sep 20th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Almost the anniversary of my first Delectable entry when sitting outdoors at a wonderful restaurant in Gigondas under a tree drinking the 2008 vintage of this wine with all the family. This is 70% Grenache with the rest made up of Cinsault Syrah and Mourvèdre. The further south the higher usage of Mouvedre until Bandol right on the Mediterranean coast where it can be 90 to 100 % because of its higher tolerance to hot conditions. Chateau de Beaucastel where I visited a year ago uses all 13 permitted varieties with the highest being Mourvèdre at 30 %. They have increased this % over the years because of warmer conditions at vintage lessening the Grenache % so alcohol levels do not get out of control. Love this very savoury style of wine. 18.

Almost the anniversary of my first Delectable entry when sitting outdoors at a wonderful restaurant in Gigondas under a tree drinking the 2008 vintage of this wine with all the family. This is 70% Grenache with the rest made up of Cinsault Syrah and Mourvèdre. The further south the higher usage of Mouvedre until Bandol right on the Mediterranean coast where it can be 90 to 100 % because of its higher tolerance to hot conditions. Chateau de Beaucastel where I visited a year ago uses all 13 permitted varieties with the highest being Mourvèdre at 30 %. They have increased this % over the years because of warmer conditions at vintage lessening the Grenache % so alcohol levels do not get out of control. Love this very savoury style of wine. 18.

May 9th, 2015
Dan McCarthy

First of two Gigondas. Much more smokey, rustic, and old-world.

First of two Gigondas. Much more smokey, rustic, and old-world.

Nov 30th, 2013
Samantha Black

DBGB, medium bodied, a little fruity

DBGB, medium bodied, a little fruity

Aug 25th, 2013