2009 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas

SKU #1091276 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (75% grenache, 15% syrah and 5% each of cinsault and mourvedre): Vivid ruby. Smoke-accented aromas of black raspberry and potpourri, with slow-building spiciness. Juicy and focused, offering intense red and dark berry flavors lifted by tangy acidity. Richer and darker in profile on the finish, which shows impressive energy and clarity.  (2/ 2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The medium ruby-hued, soft 2009 Gigondas Tradition exhibits dusty, loamy soil notes intermixed with Provencal herbs, barbecue smoke, damp earth, garrigue and black cherries. Consume it over the next 5-7 years.  (10/ 2011)

K&L Notes

Moulin de la Gardette's "Tradition" is composed of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Cinsault from hillside vineyards in the Gigondas appellation. Made largely using destemmed whole berry fruit,the resulting wine is full of big, juicy cherry and raspberry fruit, with peppery spice. Rich and fresh at the same time. 14% abv.

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By: Illya Haase |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/30/2012  | Send Email
What a great food wine! From fish to chicken! This wine just can't miss! Great fruit and spice makes it a slam dunk at the dinner table!

By: Christie Brunick |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/1/2012  | Send Email
If you want killer Grenache at an amazing price look no further! Filled with loads of juicy fruit and spice, full bodied, with just the right amount of acid and structure making it food friendly but friendly enough to just enjoy on its own as well. Drinking great now but will age well too.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Gigondas

Alcohol Content (%): 14