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2015 Piaugier GigondasBlend from France

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  • 91-93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

91-93

"Deep ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, apricot and incense, and a smoky nuance builds as the wine opens up. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering juicy, spice-laced blackberry, peach nectar and candied lavender flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Smooth and sweet on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with strong, spicy tenacity."

92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2015 Gigondas was matured mostly in concrete but there's 10% new oak and 20% second-use barrels that creep into the mix. In 2015 that's worked magic, adding dried spices and vanilla to ripe black cherry fruit and a plush texture. Give this a year or two to show more of its terroir and drink it over the next decade or so."

Product Detail

Item # 108871
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Gigondas
Ratings

91-93 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

92 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Syrah / Shiraz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, currant, blueberry and strawberry
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, spice box and cedar