Domaine Saint-Damien

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.1151 ratings
9.124 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
Bob McDonald

Medium Ruby. Medium intensity with raspberry and saddle leather notes - still developing. On the palate savoury raspberry notes with medium drying tannins. Full bodied of good quality. Can drink now with the potential to age.

Medium Ruby. Medium intensity with raspberry and saddle leather notes - still developing. On the palate savoury raspberry notes with medium drying tannins. Full bodied of good quality. Can drink now with the potential to age.

Jul 26th, 2016
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
Kyra Williams

2018 - hung out with foie gras dish and squab dish at Jean Georges. Berries. Herbs. A chill red for me. Mostly Grenache grapes which I apparently like.

2018 - hung out with foie gras dish and squab dish at Jean Georges. Berries. Herbs. A chill red for me. Mostly Grenache grapes which I apparently like.

Sep 23rd, 2021
CaptainVino!

Nice Grenache character, but pretty simple. Fine weeknight wine, not worth the cellar time or $$.

Nice Grenache character, but pretty simple. Fine weeknight wine, not worth the cellar time or $$.

Aug 9th, 2021
Martin Sher

Pretty light and rosy for a Damien Gigondas.

Pretty light and rosy for a Damien Gigondas.

May 28th, 2021