2010 Domaine Saint Damien "Les Souteyrades" Gigondas

SKU #1117482 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A 1,000-case offering from gray clay soils, the 2010 Gigondas Les Souteyrades is also made from 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre from 65-year-old vines. It represents what Saurel believes is his finest parcel of old vines. This cuvee is always the richest and fullest of this trio of Gigondas, and it can also contain more truffle, herbs, tannin and structure. A complex, intricate Gigondas, it offers a terrific perfume of truffles, forest floor, acacia flowers, and lots of black and red fruits. It hits the palate with a deep, expansive, round, full-bodied mouthfeel, and finishes long. This 2010 is capable of drinking well for 12-15+ years. Bravo! (RP)  (10/2012)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Vivid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied blackberry and cherry, with a suave floral element gaining power in the glass. Deeply concentrated but lively, with excellent clarity to its sappy dark fruit flavors. Bright acidity adds lift and cut to a long, floral-dominated finish.  (2/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator

 A muscular style, with a dark ganache note up front, followed by slightly brooding espresso, black currant, chestnut leaf, tobacco and charred cedar flavors, with a grippy finish. Offers lots of character, but needs some time. Best from 2013 through 2023.  (10/2012)

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Alcohol Content (%): 15