95+ points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "Bottled in May, the 2017 Gigondas La Louisiane looks every bit as good as expected. Licorice, dark cherries and plums feature on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is silky and rich, just a wonderful balance of power and elegance. It should drink well soon after release and for at least decade thereafter. Drink: 2020-2030. (Aug 2019)"
94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Limpid violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry and cherry preserves, incense, exotic spices and smoky minerals. Sweet, seamless and energetic on the palate, showing impressive depth as well as sharp delineation to its intense red and dark berry, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors. Finishes smooth, sappy and extremely long, with repeating florality and deftly interwoven tannins that add framework and gentle closing grip. Drink: 2024-2032. (Feb 2020)"
|Varietal||Rhone Blends - Red|
|Blend||80 renache, 15% Mourvèdre. 5% balance of Cinsault and Syrah|