Domaine Raspail-Ay

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.1266 ratings
9.144 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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014 / spicyness and elegance

Vintage 2014 / spicyness and elegance

May 4th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Love where this is heading, elegant and more acid driven, bright and red-fruited with plenty of Gigondas soul.

Love where this is heading, elegant and more acid driven, bright and red-fruited with plenty of Gigondas soul.

Aug 12th, 2018
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.2

Pepper, earth, dense fruit. A complete and layered package that uncoils after a bit in the decanter.

Pepper, earth, dense fruit. A complete and layered package that uncoils after a bit in the decanter.

Jul 22nd, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2015 / mediumdeep colour, warm smell with wagonloads of cherries, spices, very smooth taste. As reliable as enjoyable. #gigondas

Vintage 2015 / mediumdeep colour, warm smell with wagonloads of cherries, spices, very smooth taste. As reliable as enjoyable. #gigondas

Jul 21st, 2018
Allison Lyzenga

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red cherry, raspberry, mushroom, earth; developing; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of red cherry, mushroom, earth; very good

Medium ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red cherry, raspberry, mushroom, earth; developing; dry, medium acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium intensity flavors of red cherry, mushroom, earth; very good

Apr 29th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014 - peppery nose, smooth taste with great purity and very vivid. #gigondas #rhone

Vintage 2014 - peppery nose, smooth taste with great purity and very vivid. #gigondas #rhone

Oct 22nd, 2017
Joyce Lin

Super dry with restrained blue and dark fruit on the nose and palate. Smooth tannin with med plus acidity. Need time to let the wine shine.

Super dry with restrained blue and dark fruit on the nose and palate. Smooth tannin with med plus acidity. Need time to let the wine shine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2018
Matt Lasater

One of my favorite terroir driven wines from the S. Rhône. '14 is showing to great right now its hard to think of a reason to save them. 5 btls left 😩. Garrigue, smokey minerals, peppercorns, fresh bramble and cherry fruit, slight meatiness, kirsch, just a kiss of licorice and herbal notes. Loving the freshness and purity, just enough sap and drive in harmony. Wondering why I bother drinking anything else other than Rhônes sometimes.

One of my favorite terroir driven wines from the S. Rhône. '14 is showing to great right now its hard to think of a reason to save them. 5 btls left 😩. Garrigue, smokey minerals, peppercorns, fresh bramble and cherry fruit, slight meatiness, kirsch, just a kiss of licorice and herbal notes. Loving the freshness and purity, just enough sap and drive in harmony. Wondering why I bother drinking anything else other than Rhônes sometimes.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.5

Prior bottles of this wine showed beautifully. This one was a bit tired and overripe. Not typical but not enjoyable either.

Prior bottles of this wine showed beautifully. This one was a bit tired and overripe. Not typical but not enjoyable either.

1 person found it helpfulApr 27th, 2016
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.1

Pretty complex with black pepper very complex yummy not rich but very penetrating

Pretty complex with black pepper very complex yummy not rich but very penetrating

1 person found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2015