Domaine du Gour de Chaulé

Cuvée Tradition Gigondas Grenache

9.035 ratings
9.23 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
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
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
Harry C

I usually like Rhone Valley wines, North and South, but this wine didn't hit any buttons for me. The nose was very light, even after letting it breathe for a little while, and the finish was the same. There was nothkng for me to hold on to.

I usually like Rhone Valley wines, North and South, but this wine didn't hit any buttons for me. The nose was very light, even after letting it breathe for a little while, and the finish was the same. There was nothkng for me to hold on to.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2019
Amanda Thomas

Dark chocolate cherry deliciousness.

Dark chocolate cherry deliciousness.

Aug 14th, 2020
Sean Lyons

YES! I love me my Gingondas, but it’s actually been a while since I tasted one that really excited me. This 2015 is absolutely popping in October 2019. Red fruit, pepper and some excellent vegetal bitterness on the back end. A little bit thin, but in a really balanced way. Surprisingly long finish. Structure is in drink-now mode. Delightful.

YES! I love me my Gingondas, but it’s actually been a while since I tasted one that really excited me. This 2015 is absolutely popping in October 2019. Red fruit, pepper and some excellent vegetal bitterness on the back end. A little bit thin, but in a really balanced way. Surprisingly long finish. Structure is in drink-now mode. Delightful.

Oct 25th, 2019
RustyR

Open meats and violets cedar very long finish with good cherry srup flavors

Open meats and violets cedar very long finish with good cherry srup flavors

Jul 18th, 2019
J Levenson

Recommended to “decant for 45 minutes” by Ian Cauble and once again, nailed it!

Recommended to “decant for 45 minutes” by Ian Cauble and once again, nailed it!

May 29th, 2019
Frank Gruber

Celebratory dinner with the team after event in Nola!!!

Celebratory dinner with the team after event in Nola!!!

May 1st, 2019
Clayton Kenney

Dusty, cherry, leather on the nose. Pretty dense with a LOT of structure still. Straw, earth, soft red fruit, starwberrt on the palate. Could probably use a few more years in the bottle.

Dusty, cherry, leather on the nose. Pretty dense with a LOT of structure still. Straw, earth, soft red fruit, starwberrt on the palate. Could probably use a few more years in the bottle.

Mar 1st, 2019
AMS
9.2

La buvette!

La buvette!

Jan 27th, 2019