Domaine Saint-Damien

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.1134 ratings
9.121 pro ratings
Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
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
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.1

Lovely, juicy-berry goodness.

Lovely, juicy-berry goodness.

Nov 24th, 2015
Houdad Javidnia

Absolutely amazing. Amazing balance of tannins, light earth, hint of dark fruit, and all around great match for flavorful stews.

Absolutely amazing. Amazing balance of tannins, light earth, hint of dark fruit, and all around great match for flavorful stews.

Jan 21st, 2018
Elizabeth Criner

This was an incredible Gigondas!

This was an incredible Gigondas!

Jan 20th, 2018
Henry Fuseler

Great taste. Feels good to drink. 7/17

Great taste. Feels good to drink. 7/17

Jul 20th, 2017
Brett Birman

Medium bodied mouth feel, sour cherry and strawberry fruit, more acid than tannin, juicy, high alcohol.

Medium bodied mouth feel, sour cherry and strawberry fruit, more acid than tannin, juicy, high alcohol.

Apr 23rd, 2017
Neil Cornish

Nice lifted aromatics at first, but then the paste Brett takes over. If you like Brett funk this is great. If you don't, it goes down the sink.

Nice lifted aromatics at first, but then the paste Brett takes over. If you like Brett funk this is great. If you don't, it goes down the sink.

Apr 2nd, 2017