Tried 12/12 and found the additional bottle age added allowed complexity to evolve and achieve better fruit/acidity balance. Little short on fruit and still tannic, which is is not overwhelming. Very well made, but expected more fruit and mouth feel for the vintage. Would buy again.
ENJOYABLE BUT NOT OVERLY COMPLEX
FRUIT FORWARD WINE THAT HAS PLENTY OF DARK FRUIT NOTES. LACKS SOME OF THE INTENSE EARTHY NOSE, COMPLEXITY AND LONG FINISH OF OTHER SOUTHERN RHONE WINES. SHOULD BE AN EASY MATCH WITH MEAT DISHES OR PIZZA AND EASILY APPEAL TO MOST RED WINE DRINKERS.
One of the more interesting and unusual Rhones I have
tried lately. Every bit as appealing as a classified growth
Bordeaux, but for different reasons. I liked the extraction levels, and the authoritative finish. Plenty of dark-fruit notes, but with the stuffing underneath to cellar for decades.
A fine pick.
Mouth-filling and balanced
Delicious, beautifully balanced wine--wish we had bought more.
Wine improving in the cellar
After a year of cellaring my rating has gone from hate it to average. We are enjoying this wine more with each month.
Waiting to see
So far this Gigondas has not lived up to what I expected, compared with other Gigondas offerings. I'm waiting to see if this gets better with age.
A Solid Gigondas But Not Great
Overall enjoyable but lacks the lucious quality of many similarly priced Gigondas wines.
The village of Gigondas, a few miles to the northeast of Chateauneuf at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, was the first Cotes du Rhone-Villages wine to win its own appellation, with nearby Vacqueyras the next to be so recognized. Read More »
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