Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane 2018

Rhone Blends - Red from Gigondas, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
WA 95-97
V 93-95
JD 92-94
15.0% ABV
Item # 339576

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$39.95

750ml
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95-97 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Gigondas La Louisiane looks to be another terrific example of this cuvée. Raspberries, black cherries, tea leaves and violets all appear on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich, velvety and long on the finish. Drink: 2021-2035. (Aug 2019)"

93-95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Vivid magenta. Highly perfumed raspberry and cherry preserve aromas are complicated by potpourri and exotic spice nuances and a smoky mineral note builds in the glass. Juicy and appealingly sweet, displaying intense red/blue fruit, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors and supple, seamless texture. Balances richness and vivacity smoothly and finishes extremely long and spicy, with harmonious tannins and a resonating echo of candied flowers. (Feb 2020)"

92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A bigger, richer wine, the 2018 Gigondas La Louisiane offers medium to full-bodied richness as well as lots of red and black fruits (wild strawberries, raspberries), ground pepper, and violets. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and the balance Syrah and Cinsault, aging in foudre, it has a great mid-palate, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. Due to the mildew, no cuvee Les Souteyrades was produced. (9/26/19)"
95-97 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Gigondas La Louisiane looks to be another terrific example of this cuvée. Raspberries, black cherries, tea leaves and violets all appear on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich, velvety and long on the finish. Drink: 2021-2035. (Aug 2019)"

93-95 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Vivid magenta. Highly perfumed raspberry and cherry preserve aromas are complicated by potpourri and exotic spice nuances and a smoky mineral note builds in the glass. Juicy and appealingly sweet, displaying intense red/blue fruit, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors and supple, seamless texture. Balances richness and vivacity smoothly and finishes extremely long and spicy, with harmonious tannins and a resonating echo of candied flowers. (Feb 2020)"

92-94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A bigger, richer wine, the 2018 Gigondas La Louisiane offers medium to full-bodied richness as well as lots of red and black fruits (wild strawberries, raspberries), ground pepper, and violets. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and the balance Syrah and Cinsault, aging in foudre, it has a great mid-palate, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. Due to the mildew, no cuvee Les Souteyrades was produced. (9/26/19)"
Product SKU 339576
Producer Saint-Damien
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Gigondas
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, with Syrah and Cinsault
ABV 15.0%
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