2010 La Ferme du Mont "Cotes Jugunda" Gigondas (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1117715 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Vedeau’s 2010 Gigondas Cotes Jugunda was scheduled to be bottled shortly after my visit. Produced from 60-year-old vines (grown in a 5-acre parcel that is essentially decomposed limestone over a bed of red clay), it is a final blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, primarily aged in tank with a small quantity spending time in small barrels. Revealing exceptional potential, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of mulberries, blueberries, black currants, licorice, flowers and damp forest floor. Full-bodied, pure and filled with personality, it should evolve effortlessly for 10-12 years.  (10/ 2012)

88-90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (70% grenache and 30% syrah): Opaque purple. Ripe dark berries and spices on the nose and palate. Deeply pitched, smoke-accented blackberry and cherry flavors are complicated by herbal and floral nuances. Shows good intensity on sappy, gently sweet, nicely persistent finish.  (1/ 2012)

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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