Domaine Saint-Damien

Les Souteyrades Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.233 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
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 “Les Souteyrades” was a trip to the Woodland Realm. On the nose this was brambles, oud (agarwood), boiled spinach, curaçao, smoke and mushrooms. A much more powerful and rustic wine than “La Louisiane”. This should drink well for another decade.

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 “Les Souteyrades” was a trip to the Woodland Realm. On the nose this was brambles, oud (agarwood), boiled spinach, curaçao, smoke and mushrooms. A much more powerful and rustic wine than “La Louisiane”. This should drink well for another decade.

Jan 20th, 2019
shane m

Phenomenal nose of herbs and lavender. Stuffed with sappy pit fruit and sweet tobacco.

Phenomenal nose of herbs and lavender. Stuffed with sappy pit fruit and sweet tobacco.

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2015
Jesse Messerli

Dark purple. Med high alc. med tannin, acid. Red fruits and spices on the nose. Some bright fruit flavors. Black currants, cassis and some chocolate. Some heat with the high alc. yummy. Good quality

Dark purple. Med high alc. med tannin, acid. Red fruits and spices on the nose. Some bright fruit flavors. Black currants, cassis and some chocolate. Some heat with the high alc. yummy. Good quality

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2013
Daniel P. Drake

Ok, it is Friday and I am going out of my comfort zone on this one. I believe this is made out of Mourvèdre and Grenache and my wine friends are big Rhone fans I thought I would give it a try again. Very dark in color almost a deep purple to opaque. Definite cherries on the nose with a dusty earth note. Not bad at first taste. Very tannic but I'm sure that is because it is so young. The cherry pops with a meaty and spice component. I am delightfully surprised. I like the tannins and the big mouth feel. The taste lingers a good long while. Roughly $30 bones. Very Nice!

Ok, it is Friday and I am going out of my comfort zone on this one. I believe this is made out of Mourvèdre and Grenache and my wine friends are big Rhone fans I thought I would give it a try again. Very dark in color almost a deep purple to opaque. Definite cherries on the nose with a dusty earth note. Not bad at first taste. Very tannic but I'm sure that is because it is so young. The cherry pops with a meaty and spice component. I am delightfully surprised. I like the tannins and the big mouth feel. The taste lingers a good long while. Roughly $30 bones. Very Nice!

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2013
Bart Van Rompaey

Still quite young. Intens red fruit, kirsch,spices, dusty tannins. Long salivating aftertase. Incredible value.

Still quite young. Intens red fruit, kirsch,spices, dusty tannins. Long salivating aftertase. Incredible value.

Mar 1st, 2019
Andrew Rasse

Extracted, layered, mineral dark fruit deliciousness. 93+

Extracted, layered, mineral dark fruit deliciousness. 93+

Jun 24th, 2015
Curt Lauber

Sensational. Nothing less.

Sensational. Nothing less.

Apr 23rd, 2015
Joe Willey

Solid, but not spectacular. Just a little out of balance.

Solid, but not spectacular. Just a little out of balance.

Aug 29th, 2014
Nicole Dyer Foncello

Chill and decant before serving. Strong stuff! And very smooth. Dangerously smooth!

Chill and decant before serving. Strong stuff! And very smooth. Dangerously smooth!

Apr 28th, 2013
Chris Opdyke

Chris had this 5 years ago

Chris had this 5 years ago

Aug 16th, 2014