Domaine Gour de Chaule Gigondas 2020 (France: Rhone, Southern) (ID# 4177)

Name Domaine Gour de Chaule Gigondas 2020 (ID# 4177)
Varietal Blend
Region France: Rhone, Southern
Notes "Saturated ruby. Assertively perfumed, mineral-tinged red berry, cherry, lavender and incense scents show outstanding clarity and spicy lift. Concentrated yet lively black raspberry, cherry-cola, succulent herb and floral pastille flavors pick up a hint of spicy white pepper on the back half. The floral and red fruit notes shine on the strikingly long finish, featuring polished tannins and reverberating spice and mineral notes. All whole clusters. (Drink between 2027-2037)" (Vinous)

Additional Notes

"Considerably more interesting on the nose than many Gigondas this year, revealing raspberry, cranberry and oregano. Full-bodied, but a fairly restrained tannic structure. Pure and harmonious, the alcohol is quite raised but otherwise the balance is good. Taken from 23 parcels around the appellation, hand-harvested, natural yeasts used, matured in concrete, foudres and old barriques. A good value option." (Decanter Magazine)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
VIN: 96 pts
DEC: 94 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.5 Full Neutral Organic

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine