Domaine Saint-Damien

Vieilles Vignes Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

9.175 ratings
9.112 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
Daniel P. Drake

We are upon another weekend and tonight I have opened the 2016 Saint-Damien Classique Vieilles Vigne Gigondas. This is a Rhone Blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre.

On the nose there is ripe strawberry, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, black pepper, thyme, spice, licorice, violet and earth.

On the palate the nose is confirmed with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, black pepper, lots of spicy nuance, licorice and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium grippy mouth coating tannins that lead to a long rich dark fruit finish. I wonderful Rhone Blend that can be drunk now or store for another 5-10 years. Looks like a beautiful weekend is in front of us and you need to enjoy it. Be safe and have a great time. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

We are upon another weekend and tonight I have opened the 2016 Saint-Damien Classique Vieilles Vigne Gigondas. This is a Rhone Blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre.

On the nose there is ripe strawberry, black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, black pepper, thyme, spice, licorice, violet and earth.

On the palate the nose is confirmed with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, black pepper, lots of spicy nuance, licorice and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and medium grippy mouth coating tannins that lead to a long rich dark fruit finish. I wonderful Rhone Blend that can be drunk now or store for another 5-10 years. Looks like a beautiful weekend is in front of us and you need to enjoy it. Be safe and have a great time. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jun 8th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Dark ruby. Juicy red cherries, jammy to desiccated black currants and cassis. Prominent licorice/anise on the palate. Meat, game, leather. Potting soil and peppercorn... Elevated (4/5) acid, integrated (3.5/5) tannins. Elevated alcohol. Full body.

Dark ruby. Juicy red cherries, jammy to desiccated black currants and cassis. Prominent licorice/anise on the palate. Meat, game, leather. Potting soil and peppercorn... Elevated (4/5) acid, integrated (3.5/5) tannins. Elevated alcohol. Full body.

May 3rd, 2018
Rafael Landestoy

Magnum. This was just okay especially when surrounded by everything else that was in the line up.

Magnum. This was just okay especially when surrounded by everything else that was in the line up.

Jun 4th, 2017
Mark Cochard

Sommelier phillywine.com, Chaddsford Winery

9.2

Great intensity, Balance and fruit 2012

Great intensity, Balance and fruit 2012

Oct 30th, 2016
Jay Kline

Blueberry breakfast sausage, brambles, garrigue. Tannins are still pretty gripping. Great body. Clearly still on the young side but enjoyable now with a little patience.

Blueberry breakfast sausage, brambles, garrigue. Tannins are still pretty gripping. Great body. Clearly still on the young side but enjoyable now with a little patience.

Oct 2nd, 2015
Daron Watson

dark n herbal

dark n herbal

Aug 6th, 2015
Kyle Meyer

From magnum, opened last night. Company Christmas party leftovers. This one not going to waste. Still rocking the next day. Deep, sweet, generous, soulful.

From magnum, opened last night. Company Christmas party leftovers. This one not going to waste. Still rocking the next day. Deep, sweet, generous, soulful.

Dec 15th, 2014
David Lee

Can’t get over the cherry cough syrup.

Can’t get over the cherry cough syrup.

Apr 9th, 2022
Charles Garrison

Revisiting after 6 years; aging quicker than anticipated; fruit subdued, secondary flavors present though muted; short finish;

Revisiting after 6 years; aging quicker than anticipated; fruit subdued, secondary flavors present though muted; short finish;

Jan 31st, 2022
Tom Kohli

Pairs great with ham on Christmas!

Pairs great with ham on Christmas!

Dec 26th, 2020