Pierre Amadieu

Gigondas Réserve Le Pas de l'Aigle Red Rhone Blend

9.176 ratings
9.18 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
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

9.2

Beautiful and fresh a really nice Grenache / Syrah form one of the highest elevations in Gigondas.

Beautiful and fresh a really nice Grenache / Syrah form one of the highest elevations in Gigondas.

Apr 22nd, 2022
Riccardo L.

First time trying a Gigondas, and I don't mind it. This particular bottle is a bit unbalanced though, a bit too tart on the finish and lacking in body, generally. It does have a nice range of flavours though, reminiscent of what makes rhone so attractive In the first place. I did, however, learn that red wine doesn't go with truffled risotto. Too starchy, too much sugar... it actually kills the wine. Who knows why it took me this long to figure this out.

First time trying a Gigondas, and I don't mind it. This particular bottle is a bit unbalanced though, a bit too tart on the finish and lacking in body, generally. It does have a nice range of flavours though, reminiscent of what makes rhone so attractive In the first place. I did, however, learn that red wine doesn't go with truffled risotto. Too starchy, too much sugar... it actually kills the wine. Who knows why it took me this long to figure this out.

Nov 25th, 2017
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Rubber. Lanolin. Anise. Good. One word from each of us tasting tonight.

Rubber. Lanolin. Anise. Good. One word from each of us tasting tonight.

1 person found it helpfulNov 12th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Medium garnet to ruby red. A touch savory, meaty, minerality and red berries on the nose. Moderate plus tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Dry and similar notes on the palate. Dry long and lingering finish. Drink till 2021.

Medium garnet to ruby red. A touch savory, meaty, minerality and red berries on the nose. Moderate plus tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Dry and similar notes on the palate. Dry long and lingering finish. Drink till 2021.

Mar 26th, 2017
Jonathan Reimer

Smokey. Great nose. Subtle fruit. Lots of texture. Needs time. Solid Gigy

Smokey. Great nose. Subtle fruit. Lots of texture. Needs time. Solid Gigy

Sep 16th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Drinking some wine and watching How to Get Away with Murder with India. The color of the wine is dark opaque red and purple/blue. Smell a lot of herbs, peppercorn, baking spices, very herbal. It is warming like being in a cabin in front of the fireplace. Low tannins , low to moderate at best body, savory in taste. Finish is slightly above low. Overall not a bad bottle of Southern Rhone for $30. A few more years or hours in decanter would be really good for this wine.

Drinking some wine and watching How to Get Away with Murder with India. The color of the wine is dark opaque red and purple/blue. Smell a lot of herbs, peppercorn, baking spices, very herbal. It is warming like being in a cabin in front of the fireplace. Low tannins , low to moderate at best body, savory in taste. Finish is slightly above low. Overall not a bad bottle of Southern Rhone for $30. A few more years or hours in decanter would be really good for this wine.

Oct 17th, 2015
Sasha Verhage

Winemaker/Owner Eno Wines

9.3

Wine of flight. Best texture built for long haul.

Wine of flight. Best texture built for long haul.

Mar 4th, 2015
Roy Cardoso

Love this guy. Classic southern Rhone. Tannic full bodied. Dark fruit in the background

Love this guy. Classic southern Rhone. Tannic full bodied. Dark fruit in the background

Aug 14th, 2022
Daniel Leonard

Drinking great right now

Drinking great right now

Sep 23rd, 2021
Midd Smith

Elegant start fishing with a classic Rhône smoothness

Elegant start fishing with a classic Rhône smoothness

Sep 22nd, 2018