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Maison Chapoutier - Gigondas 2017

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Southern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: M. Chapoutier
  • Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Grape Percentage: 60-70% Grenache + Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2014) VS: 90 (2014) JR: 16 (2014) WS: 89 (2010) WE: 89 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Ruby colour. Elegant and powerful nose, aromas of strawberry jam, and pepper. The attack is floral, tannic and spicy.

Winery Information

Maison Chapoutier

The Chapoutier family have been making wine in the Rh̫ne Valley since 1808. Michel Chapoutier took over the family business in 1990 from his Grandfather to create wines which really began to speak of their origin. Michel sees himself as a 'wine-grower, wine-maker and a wine-lover', all of which have allowed M.Chapoutier to become one of the most recognised and awarded biodynamic wine producers in the world. A continual creator and innovator, M.Chapoutier now has vineyards around the world,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)90 pts

Oct 2015 by Jeb Dunnock - The 2014 Gigondas was smokin’ good. Offering of classic Gigondas spice-box, pepper and garrigue, it’s medium to full-bodied, and has plenty of fruit through the mid-palate and fine tannin. I don’t think it’s a long term prospect though; I would enjoy bottles over the coming 5-6 years.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)90 pts

Brilliant ruby-red. Ripe cherry and blackberry scents are complicated by cracked pepper and garrigue nuances. Silky and gently sweet in the mouth, offering lively dark berry, cherry compote and floral pastille flavors and slow-building spiciness. Fine-grained tannins shape a long, appealingly sweet finish that features subtle floral and spice notes. -- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2014)16 pts

Tasted blind. Simple salty sweet fruit with quite a bit of green acidity.

Wine Spectator (2010)89 pts

Web Only 2012 - A nicely focused, racy style, with alluring black tea, dark currant and loganberry fruit flavors that are nicely framed by fine-grained tannins on the finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2010)89 pts

Full bodied and densely packed, this is a solid, cellar-worthy Gigondas that needs time to unfold. Right now, the aromas are slightly reticent, the chocolate and plum notes only slowly unfurling on the palate. Try 2014–2020. J.C. (10/1/2012)

Vinification Notes

This Gigondas is vinified in the traditional way with daily pumping-over. A part of the wine is aged in oak casks before being blending with the other part. This wine is aged from 12 to 16 months before bottling