Knowing the expectations for the 2007 Rhone reds, I had high hopes for the Xavier Gigondas. The perfumed nose led to a ripe and juicy "pop" in my mouth on first sip. You can tell this wine will do very well over a long period of time in your cellar...the only draw back will be keeping your hands off of it in the interim.
it is a great wine
Dark plum color, very dark fruit aroma with a nice fruity flavor to match. Hint of still being a little young. Nice tannins and finish. I always try to pick out varieties of grapes in the wine but this one I can't. A true Chateauneuf-du-Pape blend with plenty of mystique and interest.
Excellent balance, a crowd pleaser. very good w/Patels 4/10/13; very good 7/29/13 w/Prerston; 10/22/13 good+
Not much of a nose, but great ruby color and concentrated sweet fruit taste, plums, but not at all syrupy; the finish shows some tannins, but that just makes it go on and on, with a promise that in a few more years this will be even better. But it is very good right now! 93 points
delicious--nice last to it and wonderful color and bouquet--its a good wine with a nice chicken dinner
I tried this thinking I may have jumped the gun and I was right. This will take a couple of years in the cellar to show itself. The bottle I tried seem to be closed down. Even with aeration and decanting I don't think it ever opened up. May receive a higher score in the future but it doesn't live up to the reviews yet.
i found the Xavier Gigondas to be a bit thin upon first taste. with some air, it opened up a bit but the last thing i'd call this wine is unctuous. it has great flavor but lacks complexity. at $30, i'd rather buy any number of other wines. perhaps some cellar time might prove interesting.
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