2006 Domaine Saint-Damien "Les Souteyrades" Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1198578 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 I loved Saint Damien’s 2006 Gigondas Les Souteyrades, and this beauty has more fruit, texture and depth than almost every other wine in the vintage. Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre, from the Les Souteyrades lieu-dit located close to the estate down on the plateau, it’s loaded with notions of Provencal herbs, olive, smoked meats and ample dark fruits. Full-bodied, mouth-filling, rounded and downright sexy, it’s fully mature and drinking great today. There’s no reason to hold off here, but it will hold nicely for at least another 3-5 years. (JD)  (3/2016)

92 points Wine Spectator

 A suave, traditional style, with raspberry ganache and black cherry fruit woven with notes of sandalwood, black tea and mulled spice. There's a nice firm, dusty edge on the lengthy, persistent finish.  (9/2009)

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- 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.
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