2019 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.
The 2019 Gigondas Les Espaliers looks to be an outstanding wine, with beautiful, ripe red and black fruits intermixed with plenty of peppery herbs, cedary spice, and mineral-like aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and has tons of Provençal style.
Rated 90-92 Points Jeb Dunnuck