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Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Spectator
Region: Gigondas, Rhone, France
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 108664
The vineyards of Gigondas are planted on hillsides at the foot of Mont Ventoux, directly north-east of the town of Orange in the southern Rhône Valley. The grape varieties are similar to Chateauneuf-du-Pape; Grenache (60%), Mourvèdre (30%), and Syrah (10%) predominate. The dry, stony slopes produce substantial wines that are deep in color, with flavors of ripe summer fruits and savory herbs. Marcel Guigal selects wines from small domains to produce a blend which is true to the appellation, yet polished, refined, and capable of aging many years. It offers among the best price/quality ratio of the Guigal portfolio. Gigondas is a perfect accompaniment to all hearty fare.
The 2007 Gigondas possesses copious amounts of roasted herb, lavender, black currant and crushed rock notes in its medium to full-bodied, fleshy, up-front, forward style. It can be enjoyed now or cellared for another 10-15 years.
Perfumed, with nicely integrated grip that focuses the lovely mulled plum, black currant, licorice snap and black tea notes. The long, silky finish features a lingering hint of iron. Drink now through 2014.