2009 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas
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.
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.
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.