2016 Guigal GigondasBlend from France
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"Robust and generous, this Gigondas is characterised by its power and structured tannins." - Winery...
- 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 93 Wine Enthusiast
- 92 Wine Spectator
- 92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"The finest effort I’ve tasted from this estate’s Gigondas, their 2016 is a drop-dead gorgeous wine that competes with the best in the appellation. Loads of framboise, lavender, garrigue, and hints of game emerge from this sweetly fruited, full-bodied, powerful yet elegant Gigondas. It’s beautiful wine and I continue to believe that 2016 is one of the greatest vintages ever (if not the greatest) for the Southern Rhône. You can drink this beauty any time over the coming 15-20 years."
93 Wine Enthusiast
"This wine is sourced from vines averaging 40 years old and matured two years in oak (50% new). Gravitas and structure set apart Guigal's 2016 Gigondas from its more zaftig peers. A delicately smoky, peppery blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, it offers blackberry and plum flavors that are ripe yet piercing. It's muscular and sharply edged, marked by brisk acidity and lingering hints of tobacco leaf, earth and clove. Approachable now, the wine should improve through 2030. -AL"
92 Wine Spectator
"Singed alder and mesquite hints lead off in this savory-edged offering, with lightly dried red currant and plum fruit forming the core. Incense and sanguine accents curl around the finish, with a lingering wood spice accent. Drink now through 2030. 2,500 cases imported. -JM"
92 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Guigal's 2016 Gigondas offers up a luscious mouthful of pomegranate and raspberry fruit. Sourced from higher elevations within the appellation, it's full-bodied and velvety, but it retains a paradoxical sense of lightness and remains easy to drink, adding hints of garrigue on the finish."
"Robust and generous, this Gigondas is characterised by its power and structured tannins." - Winery
95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
93 - Wine Enthusiast
92 - Wine Spectator
92 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah , Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|