Domaine du Cayron

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.059 ratings
9.110 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
Molly Hagler

What you would expect from a S. Rhone.

What you would expect from a S. Rhone.

Sep 7th, 2017
Jonathan Lipsmeyer

Crystalline character to the red fruit, and while this is a large wine there is very little sense of heaviness. No heat on the finish (this makes me giddy). Dusty fine Grenache tannins. Something feral and wild, sweet skunky earthiness (the garrigue manifests as a rosemary, tarragon, sweet fennel odor that is perfectly beguiling). What a regal Southern rhone wine; what a vintage! It will be so hard not to drink these and allow then to blossom!

Crystalline character to the red fruit, and while this is a large wine there is very little sense of heaviness. No heat on the finish (this makes me giddy). Dusty fine Grenache tannins. Something feral and wild, sweet skunky earthiness (the garrigue manifests as a rosemary, tarragon, sweet fennel odor that is perfectly beguiling). What a regal Southern rhone wine; what a vintage! It will be so hard not to drink these and allow then to blossom!

3 people found it helpfulFeb 17th, 2015
Nicole DeCicco

All flowers and menthol and soul.

All flowers and menthol and soul.

2 people found it helpfulMay 1st, 2015
Mike Lee

Beverage Manager/Sommelier Catch Miami

9.0

Dried herbs, earth, red and black fruits with hints of clove. Soft grain tannins and good acidity. A bit reduced but opens up nicely.

Dried herbs, earth, red and black fruits with hints of clove. Soft grain tannins and good acidity. A bit reduced but opens up nicely.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2014
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

8.9

Jammed Black fruit with spice. Mint. Rosemary. Cocoa bean. Dust. Masa. Big weight with soft tannic structure and acid that isn't overbearing. Slight green edge that shows its youth. #wineschool

Jammed Black fruit with spice. Mint. Rosemary. Cocoa bean. Dust. Masa. Big weight with soft tannic structure and acid that isn't overbearing. Slight green edge that shows its youth. #wineschool

Oct 6th, 2015
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, regaliz, notas animales, cuero

Boca: algo especiado, pimienta. Taninos M, Acidez M+, Alcohol M+. Cuerpo completo con textura redonda y buen equilibrio. Complejidad M+.

(Ambrosia)

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, regaliz, notas animales, cuero

Boca: algo especiado, pimienta. Taninos M, Acidez M+, Alcohol M+. Cuerpo completo con textura redonda y buen equilibrio. Complejidad M+.

(Ambrosia)

Jul 7th, 2017
Axel Finger

2012 Very good vintage!
Give it a lot of air or wait for the second day then its a pleasure ! Very rich and dense. Many intense berry, herbal and also floral aromas. Pleasure for many more years.

2012 Very good vintage!
Give it a lot of air or wait for the second day then its a pleasure ! Very rich and dense. Many intense berry, herbal and also floral aromas. Pleasure for many more years.

Apr 10th, 2017
Lee Blaylock

Well balanced. Excellent w Asian ribs.

Well balanced. Excellent w Asian ribs.

Feb 15th, 2017
Phil Kessling

2012.. Only wine they make. Excellent Gigondas.

2012.. Only wine they make. Excellent Gigondas.

Jan 18th, 2017
Amanda Knick

Peppery, Christmassy, heady and woody and herbal and smooth. Well balanced and velvety.

Peppery, Christmassy, heady and woody and herbal and smooth. Well balanced and velvety.

Feb 1st, 2016