Vinous 93 points - Bright ruby. Explosive scents of red fruit preserves, mocha, lavender oil, black cardamom and star anise. Plush, sweet and seamless, with expansive raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of candied flowers. Wonderfully pure and silky in texture, with a spine of minerality providing focus and cut. Finishes very long, spicy and smooth, with resonating floral notes and serious punch.
Wine Advocate 94 points - The newest cuvee, the 2009 Grand Grenache 66 (16.2% alcohol) is a tiny cuvee bursting with kirsch liqueur, lavender, licorice and spice box. This is a stunning example of Grenache at its best, with wonderful freshness, and for Grenache afficionados, this is one to buy and drink over the next 15 or so years. (Oct 2011)
Selected Grenache grapes from the high quality parts of our vineyards.
|By dint of faith and sheer hard work, the wine-growers of Gigondas have replaced the olive tree with the vine. They have thereby made a name for themselves.
Here, wild and uncommon, a bird watches over the domain : the Grand-duc owl which sings, (known as « Canta duc » in Provencal), his name has become over time « Santa Duc ».
Generous, fruity and concentrated, the vines reflect the soil and the way in which they are produced.