2019 Domaine des Bosquets "Le Lieu Dit" Gigondas (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1554520 100 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 2019 Gigondas Le Lieu-Dit is as good as it gets – hats off to the young Julien Brechet for one of the finest Gigondas ever made. Coming from a cooler, sandy terroir next to this estate and all Grenache, it was 70% destemmed and spent 18 months in used demi-muids before being moved to concrete tanks prior to bottling. A Grand Cru Red Burgundy-like array of wild strawberries, framboise, flowers, sappy green herbs, and spice all emerge on the nose. This is followed by a seamless, full-bodied, incredibly pure Gigondas that’s more about finesse and elegance than sheer power. I love it today, yet it has the balance, as well as structure, to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for two decades if stored properly. Inner quote mark (1/2022)

95-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Bold raspberry and black cherry aromas are laced with Campari-like spice on the nose of the stunning 2019 Gigondas Le Lieu Dit, which comes from a sandy, southwest-facing parcel that is consistently among the last plots on the estate to be harvested. Full-bodied and velvety in texture, this is a rich, tannic (but ripe) example of Grenache that should be capable of aging well for close to two decades. (JC) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Delicious crushed raspberry and blackberry coulis flavors weave together, giving this version an equally enticing textural edge, while mouthwatering red licorice and rooibos tea notes stitch up the edges. Subtle mineral note infuses the finish, giving this a subtle grounding as the fruit sails through. Drink now through 2035. (JM) Inner quote mark (10/2021)

93 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Very classically Gigondas in its fresh, flowing, juicy, berry fruits, but also contemporary in its fruit definition and transparency. Fresh, well balanced, with plenty of fine, ripe tannin. Alcohol is just a little raised, but a big, bright Gigondas for early to mid-term drinking. From a 1.8ha plot of north-facing, old vine Grenache in organic conversion, sandy soils. 30% whole bunch, matured in old demi-muids. (MW) Inner quote mark (10/2020)

K&L Notes

John Livingstone Learmonth The Cradle of The Rhone: "(casks) dark red; raspberry, hints of plum, and crushed nutshells from the oak, notes of hat and dried herbs feature on the nose. The palate has a savoury opening, is furnished with plump, squeezy content, a typical Grenache fleshiness, with floral notes present. It’s an appealing, stylish Gigondas where texture and aromatics play a role, goes for comfort rather than rigour, freshness. The fruit is indeed tasty, à point on its sweet tuning, resembles strawberry jam. 15°. From 2023, decant it. 2042-44 April 2021."

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