Domaine Saint-Damien

La Louisiane Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.18 ratings
9.22 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
Jay Kline

We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial.

The “La Louisiane” was rather fascinating on the nose with brambles, lavender, herbs a rather remarkable smell of young mezcal! An elegant wine when compared to “Les Souteyrades”. I suspect this will continue to drink well for another 5+ years.

We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial.

The “La Louisiane” was rather fascinating on the nose with brambles, lavender, herbs a rather remarkable smell of young mezcal! An elegant wine when compared to “Les Souteyrades”. I suspect this will continue to drink well for another 5+ years.

Jan 20th, 2019
Stefanie Hlastala

Loving this right now. Kirsch cherry, pepper, herbs, a little menthol. Yum!

Loving this right now. Kirsch cherry, pepper, herbs, a little menthol. Yum!

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2015
George Staikos

Drinking great. Beautiful concentration, balanced. Can still benefit from 2-4 yrs.

Drinking great. Beautiful concentration, balanced. Can still benefit from 2-4 yrs.

Dec 14th, 2016
Spinning_spins

Disappointed. The fruit seems to have dried out. Bummer.

Disappointed. The fruit seems to have dried out. Bummer.

Oct 6th, 2015
Scott Naylor

Wine of the night. Pretty amazing

Wine of the night. Pretty amazing

Jul 25th, 2015
Wil Demandt

Wil had this 5 months ago

Wil had this 5 months ago

Nov 17th, 2018
Wil Demandt

Wil had this 2 years ago

Wil had this 2 years ago

Apr 23rd, 2017
Mike Evans

Mike had this 4 years ago

Mike had this 4 years ago

Jun 27th, 2015