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Potential 94-Point, 2015 Gigondas to “Buy by the Case” for Under $27 - 01/14/2018 - Rhone Valley

Jeb Dunnuck’s praise for the 2015s from Domaine des Bosquets is both full-throated and unabashedly enthusiastic. He was so utterly taken by the 2015 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas, he wrote: “Readers wanting to get a hold of the best of the 2015 vintage need to latch onto these wines from Domaine des Bosquets.” Given how highly celebrated the 2015s vintage has been as a whole, singling a producer in such a fashion suggests there’s something very special about these wines. Having enjoyed them ourselves, we can unequivocally assert they are can’t miss efforts that beautifully captured all the best aspects of the remarkable 2015 vintage. Featured here is their flagship Gigondas bottling, which is strikingly priced at $26.99. This is an outstanding value especially considering it is one of the prized wines of the vintage. World renowned wine consultant Philippe Cambie pulled out all the stops when crafting this effort with the results being a classic and picture perfect example of what a Gigondas should be. Raspberry, bramble, savory spice, and floral accents all coalesce on a supple an expressive frame and continue onto the long, lingering finish. Red wine drinkers of all stripes will be more than taken by this sterling effort as it combines a distinctly cerebral element with pure drinking pleasure. Go ahead and load up here and see the heights the 2015s can achieve.

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2015 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas ($26.99)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Looking at the classic cuvee, the 2015 Gigondas is a wine that readers should buy by the case. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the balance Mourvèdre and Cinsault, it offers up gorgeous notes of black raspberry, fruit tart, spice and incense in a medium to full-bodied, ultra pure, seamless style that just begs to be drunk. It will keep for over a decade. Readers wanting to get a hold of the best of the 2015 vintage need to latch onto these wines from Domaine des Bosquets. This estate has been brought up to the pinnacle of Gigondas, and the Southern Rhône, by the talent and drive of the Brechet family, namely the young Julien Brechet, and consultant Philippe Cambie... Their traditional cuvee is a normal blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre and Cinsault, from all the estate parcels, and its aged in concrete tanks and older barrels. (JD)" (12/2016)

93 points Wine Spectator: "This drips with lush raspberry and boysenberry coulis flavors, inlaid with anise, black tea and violet accents. The long finish is silky and very persistent, with a light chalky thread for contrast. Drink now through 2030. (JM)" (11/2017)

90-92 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby. Highly perfumed red fruit, potpourri and peppery spice scents show very good clarity. Sappy and precise on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a hint of spicecake. Closes on a smoky mineral note, displaying silky tannins and strong, floral-driven persistence. (JR)" (09/2017)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the 2015s, the classic 2015 Gigondas offers a charming, elegant, yet nicely textured personality to go with lots of black raspberries, spice, incense and dried flower aromas and flavors. Its a beautiful, classic Gigondas that has sweet tannin and a decade or more of prime drinking. The blend is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre and the balance Cinsault, mostly destemmed and aged in a mix of foudre, barrels, and tank. (JebDunnuck.com)" (10/2017)