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2019 Guigal Gigondas

Gigondas, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$69. 99
$839.88 Dozen
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre from 40-year-old vines grown on ancient alluvial soils with red clay and gravel. The hand-picked fruit undergoes extended maceration before being pressed to oak foudres, with 50% being new oak, for a two-year maturation period.
Alc. 15%

Other Reviews....
Full ruby color. The deeply perfumed nose showcases cherry, dark berries, licorice, savory herbs and olive notes. Concentrated, spice-laced cassis, cherry-cola and candied lavender flavors smoothly blend depth and vivacity. Polished tannins come in slowly on a very long, penetrating finish that strongly repeats the cherry and floral notes. Drink 2025 - 2032.
93 Points
Josh Raynolds - Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Aromas of black licorice, charred rosemary, coriander and plums. Full-bodied with silky tannins. Generous fruit on the palate with steady balance and intensity. Drink or hold.
91 Points

Strawberries and raspberries join olives and green hay on the nose of the 2019 Gigondas. It's a solid example of the appellation, showcasing the elegant side of the stylistic spectrum—not something that I always associate with the Guigal name, but there it is. Medium to full-bodied, it's silky textured and ready to drink, with charming fruit and enough complexity to keep me going back for sip after sip. Drink 2024 - 2035.
92 Points
Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Understated style, with light incense and worn cedar notes running along the edges of the slightly dried currant, raspberry and red cherry fruit flavors. The cedary edge lingers longest in the end. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2023 through 2030.
91 Points
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator

The 2019 Gigondas is terrific, with a more medium-bodied, elegant style as well as lots of red and black fruits, spice, incense, and garrigue. It's a Southern Rhône charmer yet has balance, fine tannins, and certainly a sense of class.
91 Points

This wine provides a wonderful introduction to the region, especially for the price-point within its class. Juicy ripe rhubarb, wild strawberry, blackberry and savory herbs coat the palate with an impressive saline finish. Enjoy its youthful concentration now or cellar through 2030+.
93 Points
Anna-Christina Cabrales - Wine Enthusiast Magazine