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LAVAU GIGONDAS 2016 AC
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LAVAU
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. What a great Gigigondas! Very deep intense purple colour. Lovely, complex, intense, spicy, intense, ripe plum-cherry-cassis nose with some hints of red licorice, sandalwood and buttered toast. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, intense, ripe, plum-black-cherry-cassis flavours with a crisp, licorice-tinged, complex, cedary, gamey, slightly smoky,high acid finish. This classic blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre has 14.5% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number L1803076 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 234955
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Con Oen
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(93 points)
Intense, Complex, Dense, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Intense, lifted aromas of black cassis and plum are tinged with earth tones in this full-bodied, penetrating wine. A blend of mostly Grenache and Syrah with a small proportion of Mourvèdre, it's rounded on the palate but firm in minerality and tannins. A rich, densely structured wine that's approachable now but should improve through 2028. Cellar Selection. Score - 93 (Anna Lee Iijima, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 31, 2018) Price $ 36.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 8, 2020
Cases bought 150 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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