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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer LAVAU
Another great Gigigondas, this time from 2018. Very deep intense purple colour. Complex, somewhat earthy, intense, spicy, slightly baked, ripe plum-cherry-cassis nose with some hints of red licorice, sandalwood and smoky toast. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, intense, ripe, plum-black-cherry-cassis flavours with a crisp, licorice-tinged, complex, cedary, somewhat gamey, slightly smoky, high acid finish. This classic blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre has 14.5% alcohol and 4 g/L residual sugar with lot number L210805G on the lower part of the glass bottle and back label. The recommended 2016 (***) was released on August 8, 2020 at $36.95. CSPC 234955
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Con Oen
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(92 points)
Intense, Complex, Dense, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Yum. Lovely ripe strawberries, earth, stone and hints of nuts and mushrooms. It's full-bodied, yet balanced and extremely drinkable. Drink now. Score - 93 (jamessuckling.com, June 2, 2020) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 8, 2022
Cases bought 149 (12 bottles per case)

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

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