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    Dom. Du Cayron Gigondas 2007
    Rhone Red Blends - Gigondas, Rhone, France

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    • ST95
    • RP92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 International Wine Cellar, 92 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Gigondas, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 104619

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Considered by many to be the benchmark producer in the appellation, Cayron produces a Gigondas (cepage = roughly 70% Grenache; 15% each Syrah and Mourvedre) of phenomenal richness and incredible longevity. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more terroir-expressive wine anywhere in the Southern Rhone; bold, explosive, stunningly evocative garrigues flavors careen from the glass, blaring their stamp of origin like a neon sign. These are old-styled, powerful wines of enormous fruit amplitude and irresistible personality. Furthermore, Cayron is among the most age-worthy of Gigondas, delicious upon release, but improving for well over a decade and holding strong for a long time thereafter. This 15-hectare domaine, run by the Faraud family, is a classic and truly top-flight estate.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Saturated ruby. Strikingly aromatic bouquet of red and dark berries, garrigue and incense, plus an exotic note of apricot. Sappy black raspberry and cassis flavors caress the palate, with smoky minerals providing verve. Utterly seamless wine, offering a superb balance of depth, power and finesse. Finishes with excellent juicy lift and clinging minerality. This Gigondas is at the top of my to-buy list this vintage. 92-95

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    While Cayron's 2006 is vegetal and stinky, they hit a home run with their 2007 Gigondas (a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 14% Syrah, and 1% Mourvedre). I have been tasting (and often buying) this Gigondas since 1979, and it tends to be a wine that repays patience. The 2007 offers a smorgasbord of Provencal aromas, including lavender, ground pepper, incense, Provencal herbs, and black cherries. Full-bodied, earthy, even animalistic, it will be somewhat controversial because of its abundant spice and meatiness. Nevertheless, this stunningly concentrated effort is the finest wine Domaine du Cayron has produced in many years. It should drink well for a decade. 89-92

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

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    Alan Boehmer (9/27/2010)
    This is by far the finest Gigondas I've tasted. Rich and aromatic, it compares very well to a fine Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
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    R. Rundt (7/13/2011)
    yummy s. rhone. will buy again.
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    Bradley Pine (4/28/2011)

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