2018 Crous St Martin Gigondas Les Espaliers Rhone France
Varietal Composition: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
Elaboration: Hand harvested grapes. 30 day steel vat vinification at up to 28°C, cap punching, a little pumping over, mostly aged in stainless, with a small portion in used 228-litre oak casks raised 15 months. Unfined, unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Dark and deep ruby color with an intense nose of jammed fruits, black olives, and dark spices. Silky, elegant mouth, cheerful Gigondas.
Rated 91 Points Jeb Dunnuck