Domaine Saint Gayan

In Nomine Patris Gigondas Grenache Syrah Blend

9.316 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache, Syrah
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

My favorite Gigondas in the world. From 110 year old vines and a sick old school estate. Sick nose. Super sick nose. Herbs, cherry liquer, blackberry, so many herbs, insane depth and layering, loam, mineral, just sick. So so good. In a great place. Palate is a dream. So creamy and resolved with super melty tannins. Such freshness and depth. Creamy, stoney with so much old vine Grenache fruit. So long. Inner mouth aromas so good. So precise. Just sick. Super stoney finish. The fruit is black raspberry, cassis, so much and so focused.

My favorite Gigondas in the world. From 110 year old vines and a sick old school estate. Sick nose. Super sick nose. Herbs, cherry liquer, blackberry, so many herbs, insane depth and layering, loam, mineral, just sick. So so good. In a great place. Palate is a dream. So creamy and resolved with super melty tannins. Such freshness and depth. Creamy, stoney with so much old vine Grenache fruit. So long. Inner mouth aromas so good. So precise. Just sick. Super stoney finish. The fruit is black raspberry, cassis, so much and so focused.

May 6th, 2020
Dan Weisshaar

Drinking well. Lots of dark fruit (blue, purple red), a little hot and dumb. Excellent in glass and in value.

Drinking well. Lots of dark fruit (blue, purple red), a little hot and dumb. Excellent in glass and in value.

1 person found it helpfulMar 26th, 2016
Matthew Christ

Floral nose. Dark garnet color (but not inky). Meat and fruit on palate. Structure evident. Not sanguine on longevity of southern Rhone wines anymore. Would think this is in the zone now to 2020, but I don't know anything about wine. Maybe it goes the distance

Floral nose. Dark garnet color (but not inky). Meat and fruit on palate. Structure evident. Not sanguine on longevity of southern Rhone wines anymore. Would think this is in the zone now to 2020, but I don't know anything about wine. Maybe it goes the distance

1 person found it helpfulDec 9th, 2015
Matt Bernstein

I might be re-rating this a 10 tomorrow. Wow.

I might be re-rating this a 10 tomorrow. Wow.

1 person found it helpfulDec 5th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

It's been a while. My fave Gigondas and only one I sell. 100+ year old vines. 1,000 bottles. The nose is developing some secondary finally. Always cool when that happens. Sick nose of place and herbs. Also mint and menthol. Some faint liquer and beautiful earthiness. This really smells like it comes from Gigondas. Stunning nose that changes constantly. Wafting with all the goodness of the southern Rhone. Palate is juicy, crazy Stoney, herbal, concentrated and in need of air. Good tannins and dark fruit. Closed for now but once it integrates over next few hours this will rock like it usually does.

It's been a while. My fave Gigondas and only one I sell. 100+ year old vines. 1,000 bottles. The nose is developing some secondary finally. Always cool when that happens. Sick nose of place and herbs. Also mint and menthol. Some faint liquer and beautiful earthiness. This really smells like it comes from Gigondas. Stunning nose that changes constantly. Wafting with all the goodness of the southern Rhone. Palate is juicy, crazy Stoney, herbal, concentrated and in need of air. Good tannins and dark fruit. Closed for now but once it integrates over next few hours this will rock like it usually does.

Jan 12th, 2017
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

8.7

2nd vintage ever. Good complexity. 100% Grenache. Meaty, smoked bacon, herbed, red fruit. Zero destemmed. Powerful, grippy, tannic, and very structured. Light acetone notes. Hot wine. Great nose, acceptable palate (now)

2nd vintage ever. Good complexity. 100% Grenache. Meaty, smoked bacon, herbed, red fruit. Zero destemmed. Powerful, grippy, tannic, and very structured. Light acetone notes. Hot wine. Great nose, acceptable palate (now)

Jun 6th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Special Cuvee. 100 year old Grenache vines. 1,000 bottles. Herbs de Provence, smoke, and super mineral. Insane juicy and beautiful palate. Now this is Grenache I can get into.

Special Cuvee. 100 year old Grenache vines. 1,000 bottles. Herbs de Provence, smoke, and super mineral. Insane juicy and beautiful palate. Now this is Grenache I can get into.

Feb 22nd, 2015
Aravind Asok

Whoa. Pop and pour. On the nose:.intense black cherry, loads of garrigue and dried herbs, a touch of bacon fat, incense, blackberry cola, heady, but so aromatically complex and utterly enticing. On the palate, good acidity, black cherry, cola, herbs with a suggestion of the medicinal, very sweet blackberry...surprisingly light on its feet, then a soft, enveloping wave of palate coating, velvety tannin. There is perhaps a touch of alcoholic heat on the nose that betrays the 15% ABV this has, but that might just be the power of suggestion. Absolutely perfect for my mood tonight.

Whoa. Pop and pour. On the nose:.intense black cherry, loads of garrigue and dried herbs, a touch of bacon fat, incense, blackberry cola, heady, but so aromatically complex and utterly enticing. On the palate, good acidity, black cherry, cola, herbs with a suggestion of the medicinal, very sweet blackberry...surprisingly light on its feet, then a soft, enveloping wave of palate coating, velvety tannin. There is perhaps a touch of alcoholic heat on the nose that betrays the 15% ABV this has, but that might just be the power of suggestion. Absolutely perfect for my mood tonight.

Aug 1st, 2020
Thierry POUSSIN

2011

Oct 11th, 2016
Tom Casagrande

Very complex and intense. Nose has deep blackberry, intensely stoney, gravelly minerality, bloody beef, new leather, and some Indian spices. A compact Mike Tyson uppercut to the palate. Deeply fruity but not in a jammy way, with moathcoating minerality, huge body, but a velvety texture. Exceptional. Will get even better over the next 5 years. Was great with mesquite grilled lamb chops.

UPDATE: After two nights under a VacuVin closure, nose still complex and inviting, and on the palate much more clingy, dark, iodiney minerality showing. What a wine!

Very complex and intense. Nose has deep blackberry, intensely stoney, gravelly minerality, bloody beef, new leather, and some Indian spices. A compact Mike Tyson uppercut to the palate. Deeply fruity but not in a jammy way, with moathcoating minerality, huge body, but a velvety texture. Exceptional. Will get even better over the next 5 years. Was great with mesquite grilled lamb chops.

UPDATE: After two nights under a VacuVin closure, nose still complex and inviting, and on the palate much more clingy, dark, iodiney minerality showing. What a wine!

May 30th, 2016