2000 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas

SKU #1214792 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This rustic, traditionally-styled Gigondas is normally a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault and a touch of Mourvedre. A sexy, Provencal fruit bomb, the 2000 Gigondas exhibits notes of dried Provencal herbs, licorice, kirsch, smoke, and incense. Old hippies take notice. There is good fat and flesh along with low acidity, and a precocious, flamboyant personality. (RP)  (2/2003)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Deep medium red. Spicy red fruits, blackberry, cracked pepper and mint on the nose. Intense, lively flavors of black fruits, pepper and garrigue; rather suave texture. Finishes with ripe, fine, lightly peppery tannins and impressive length and grip. Classic Gigondas, fresh for the vintage. (ST)  (1/2003)

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- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- 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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