Domaine Saint-Damien

La Louisiane Gigondas Grenache Blend

9.080 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
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9.4

Limpid violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry and cherry preserves, incense, exotic spices and smoky minerals. Sweet, seamless and energetic on the palate, showing impressive depth as well as sharp delineation to its intense red and dark berry, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors. Finishes smooth, sappy and extremely long, with repeating florality and deftly interwoven tannins that add framework and gentle closing grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)

Limpid violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry and cherry preserves, incense, exotic spices and smoky minerals. Sweet, seamless and energetic on the palate, showing impressive depth as well as sharp delineation to its intense red and dark berry, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors. Finishes smooth, sappy and extremely long, with repeating florality and deftly interwoven tannins that add framework and gentle closing grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)

Feb 24th, 2020
Lyn Farmer

Youthful and a bit disjointed but still a voluptuous glass of wine. Great extract with black cherry, Garrigue, raspberry essence, lavender and blackberry. Hedonistic but give it at least two more years to develop. Soft tannins, low acid and high alcohol

Youthful and a bit disjointed but still a voluptuous glass of wine. Great extract with black cherry, Garrigue, raspberry essence, lavender and blackberry. Hedonistic but give it at least two more years to develop. Soft tannins, low acid and high alcohol

Nov 30th, 2018
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.3

Classic gigondas, cherries, crushed rocks, fresh, vibrant, alive

Classic gigondas, cherries, crushed rocks, fresh, vibrant, alive

Sep 16th, 2017
Daron Watson

kirsch comin through, dried herbs n some pepper

kirsch comin through, dried herbs n some pepper

Aug 6th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.1

Well balanced and nuanced spice and minerals

Well balanced and nuanced spice and minerals

Jul 29th, 2015
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.0

The first bottle was corked. The second bottle was a cross between Mystery Bret and rusty nails in fresh killed meat.

The first bottle was corked. The second bottle was a cross between Mystery Bret and rusty nails in fresh killed meat.

May 3rd, 2015
Guillaume Deliancourt

Owner/importer DELiWINA

9.2

silky moutheel, black fruit forward, concentrated fruit. overall vell balanced with a spicy finish

silky moutheel, black fruit forward, concentrated fruit. overall vell balanced with a spicy finish

Oct 31st, 2014
Zak Kilson

This one was laying down for the last year, and could still use a bit more time. It still has a bit of a bite to it, though it softens in the glass with time.

This one was laying down for the last year, and could still use a bit more time. It still has a bit of a bite to it, though it softens in the glass with time.

Apr 15th, 2014
Lynne Bryant

Ooh baby ... This is a big, dark wine, but not totally overpowering. Dark fruit, brambly, dried potpourri, anise & some spice I can't figure out yet. Fun drinking now, but would love to try again by year's end

Ooh baby ... This is a big, dark wine, but not totally overpowering. Dark fruit, brambly, dried potpourri, anise & some spice I can't figure out yet. Fun drinking now, but would love to try again by year's end

Mar 13th, 2013
Jeff Hasmann

It’s Rhone night! Great balance between power and finesse. Rich dark fruit complemented by herbs and peppery nuances. More herbal notes than the Souteyrades. Great juice, ageworthy. 2017 vintage on March 21, 2020

It’s Rhone night! Great balance between power and finesse. Rich dark fruit complemented by herbs and peppery nuances. More herbal notes than the Souteyrades. Great juice, ageworthy. 2017 vintage on March 21, 2020

Mar 22nd, 2020