Domaine Saint-Damien

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.1147 ratings
9.123 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
Josh Spurling

Thought I’d died and gone to Grenache-heaven........

Thought I’d died and gone to Grenache-heaven........

Jan 16th, 2018
Christine Havens

The 2012 Saint-Damien Gigondas is seduction in a glass. A walled-in garden of lilacs and lavender, huckleberries, dried mint and dusty earth that offers both concentration and finesse. There is ample structure here, amid velvet layers of ripe plum, subtle gaminess, iron and ox blood and a lovely black pepper note on the finish. Accessible now, but certainly a wine that will continue to improve with cellaring—a nice pairing with braised lamb shank. 14.5% ABV

The 2012 Saint-Damien Gigondas is seduction in a glass. A walled-in garden of lilacs and lavender, huckleberries, dried mint and dusty earth that offers both concentration and finesse. There is ample structure here, amid velvet layers of ripe plum, subtle gaminess, iron and ox blood and a lovely black pepper note on the finish. Accessible now, but certainly a wine that will continue to improve with cellaring—a nice pairing with braised lamb shank. 14.5% ABV

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2015
James Borders

A little heavy on the "juicy and fleshy" Grenache character and a little low on the earth and tannin but this is still a well-made Gigondas for the money.

A little heavy on the "juicy and fleshy" Grenache character and a little low on the earth and tannin but this is still a well-made Gigondas for the money.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2013
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

9.1

Gigondas, you complete me.

Gigondas, you complete me.

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2013
Ron R
9.0

A very good Gigondas that probably requires another 2 years to hit it's stride, but it's potential is evident.
The nose has a bright refreshing clarity. Brambly fruits, mixed herbs and pepper get the party going. The party continues in the mouth with cut flowers - violets, perhaps. Black licorice and overripe blackberries dominate. The mouthfeel is taught and expansive. This should grow up to be a 92/93 pt specimen.

A very good Gigondas that probably requires another 2 years to hit it's stride, but it's potential is evident.
The nose has a bright refreshing clarity. Brambly fruits, mixed herbs and pepper get the party going. The party continues in the mouth with cut flowers - violets, perhaps. Black licorice and overripe blackberries dominate. The mouthfeel is taught and expansive. This should grow up to be a 92/93 pt specimen.

Apr 29th, 2016
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.1

Lovely, juicy-berry goodness.

Lovely, juicy-berry goodness.

Nov 24th, 2015
Sean Griffin

Medium-heavy, a little tannic, opened nicely.

Medium-heavy, a little tannic, opened nicely.

May 5th, 2020
Dean Butler

At Corkbuzz

At Corkbuzz

May 13th, 2019
Eric Morin

Much different taste after decanting for several hours.

Much different taste after decanting for several hours.

Apr 14th, 2019
Christy Vaughan

Super delish. Loved it.

Super delish. Loved it.

Jan 20th, 2019