Domaine du Gour de Chaulé

Cuvée Tradition Gigondas Grenache

9.0331 ratings
9.156 pro ratings
Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Potent aromas of ripe dark fruit- purple raspberry, cherry, lavender, some cinnamon, and garrigue. Lighter and brighter on the palate than expected. Finishes sweet with bitter black tannins. Impressive balance and great value.

Potent aromas of ripe dark fruit- purple raspberry, cherry, lavender, some cinnamon, and garrigue. Lighter and brighter on the palate than expected. Finishes sweet with bitter black tannins. Impressive balance and great value.

Sep 13th, 2020
Eric Guido

What an incredible bouquet on the 2016 Gour de Chaulé Gigondas, opening with violet florals and peppery spice, as crushed black raspberry, blueberry, sweet minerals, lavender and smoky minerals fill the senses. It washes across the palate with mineral-tinged black berry and spice, as a mix of minerals and youthful tannin, which perfectly frame the experience emerge along with purple florals which echo throughout. The finish is long, structured and perfectly balanced, resonating on spicy black fruits and violet flowers over a core of juicy acids.  The 2016 Gour de Chaulé Gigondas may be the best rendition of this wine that I’ve ever experienced.

What an incredible bouquet on the 2016 Gour de Chaulé Gigondas, opening with violet florals and peppery spice, as crushed black raspberry, blueberry, sweet minerals, lavender and smoky minerals fill the senses. It washes across the palate with mineral-tinged black berry and spice, as a mix of minerals and youthful tannin, which perfectly frame the experience emerge along with purple florals which echo throughout. The finish is long, structured and perfectly balanced, resonating on spicy black fruits and violet flowers over a core of juicy acids.  The 2016 Gour de Chaulé Gigondas may be the best rendition of this wine that I’ve ever experienced.

Apr 25th, 2020
Shengli Hu

Ripe almost overripe red plum, red cherry, dark cherry, and black tea leaves. Potpourri, dried herbs, and mushrooms. Medium acidity, elevated tannins and alcohol.

Ripe almost overripe red plum, red cherry, dark cherry, and black tea leaves. Potpourri, dried herbs, and mushrooms. Medium acidity, elevated tannins and alcohol.

Mar 10th, 2020
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.6

I love this wine, but I swear to God I have got to start drinking my older wine. Maybe it will open up in the decanter but on first glance, it’s past its prime. Has that tart, overripe dark cherry fruit. Oh well. My mistake. 

I love this wine, but I swear to God I have got to start drinking my older wine. Maybe it will open up in the decanter but on first glance, it’s past its prime. Has that tart, overripe dark cherry fruit. Oh well. My mistake. 

Nov 13th, 2019
Jay Kline

Holy smokes. It’s been a couple of years since I last drank this traditional producer’s wine and while the winemaking style is consistent (non-interventionalist), the 2015 vintage was particularly flattering. From the pop and pour, this was bursting with character. Loads of pure, crunchy red fruit, cracked black pepper, spices, garrigue...intensely spicy actually which I’m sure comes from the fact they don’t ever de-stem. What a lovely wine and it was positively smashing with our meal. Definitely the best I’ve tried from Gour de Chaulé. Bravo!!

Holy smokes. It’s been a couple of years since I last drank this traditional producer’s wine and while the winemaking style is consistent (non-interventionalist), the 2015 vintage was particularly flattering. From the pop and pour, this was bursting with character. Loads of pure, crunchy red fruit, cracked black pepper, spices, garrigue...intensely spicy actually which I’m sure comes from the fact they don’t ever de-stem. What a lovely wine and it was positively smashing with our meal. Definitely the best I’ve tried from Gour de Chaulé. Bravo!!

Sep 29th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

375. Beautiful high-toned nose of red berries and rocky minerality. Full, just ripe enough, and with intense minerality and very good acidity. Old school.

375. Beautiful high-toned nose of red berries and rocky minerality. Full, just ripe enough, and with intense minerality and very good acidity. Old school.

Nov 28th, 2018
Suzanne Barros

Tannins are pretty high, bright red fruit, little out of balance, maybe could use couple more years

Tannins are pretty high, bright red fruit, little out of balance, maybe could use couple more years

Mar 5th, 2018
boyd pearson

🍷 + 🍔 = 😁

🍷 + 🍔 = 😁

Sep 3rd, 2017
Anne Hubatch

Our server described this as "a first date where everything went amazing!" It was delicious. Thanks Guy for the recommendation!

Our server described this as "a first date where everything went amazing!" It was delicious. Thanks Guy for the recommendation!

2 people found it helpfulApr 9th, 2016
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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)

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)

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2020