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