2007 Domaine Saint Damien "La Louisiane" Gigondas

SKU #1218848 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The downright sexy 2007 Gigondas La Louisiane (80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah) is about as exuberant and perfumed as they come. It offers a smorgasbord of ripe blackberry, garrigue, smoked meats and exotic Provencal spices on the nose. This full-bodied, rich, unctuous and sweetly fruited beauty won't appeal to those looking for lightweight aromas and flavors, but it stays light and graceful on the palate, with still present, yet sweet tannin. It’s a smoking good Gigondas I’d happily drink any day over the coming 4-6 years. (JD)  (2/2017)

92-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright purple. Sexy aromas of black raspberry and cherry preserves, with suave incense and Asian spice notes adding complexity. Sappy and smooth, showing an array of red and dark berry flavors, with silky tannins adding support. Really alluring wine with strong finishing lift and excellent clarity. (JR)  (2/2010)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Ripe and well-layered, with fig, boysenberry and currant paste flavors interwoven with dark licorice and espresso. The rich, velvety finish lets the fig and boysenberry notes take an encore. Drink now through 2014. 75 cases imported. (JM)  (2/2011)

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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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