2009 Gigault "Cuvée 'Viva" Premières Côtes de Blaye (Pre-Arrival)
90-93 Wine Spectator: "Grapey, with lots of mineral and floral aromas that follow through to a full body, with well-integrated tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Love the raspberries. Excellent as usual." (04/10) 89-90 points Robert Parker: "A sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc (made by Stephane Derenoncourt) exhibits a deep purple color as well as a sweet nose of black raspberries, black currants, and cherry jam, crisp acidity, ripe tannins, and a long, broad, concentrated mouthfeel. The finished alcohol is 14.4%. It should drink nicely for 7-8 years. (Tasted once.)" (04/10) K&L's Notes: *+V Black raspberry and toasted cherry aromas. A very sweet palate. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.