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2007 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA95
  • ST92

Reviews

WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The 2007 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre from 40-year-old vines boasts a saturated ruby/purple color as well as an exquisite bouquet of incense crushed rocks charcoal black raspberries... The 2007 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre from 40-year-old vines boasts a saturated ruby/purple color as well as an exquisite bouquet of incense crushed rocks charcoal black raspberries kirsch and blackberries an incredibly broad savory mouthfeel stunning density and a finish that goes on for 40+ seconds. This remarkable offering is one of the most prodigious wines I have ever tasted from Gigondas. It should drink well for two decades or more. I was blown away by how the 2007 Gigondas cuvees which I had rated very highly from barrel last year had put on weight and texture and had become essentially as compelling as Gigondas can be. Clearly Saint-Damien's young proprietor Joel Saurel has moved this estate alongside the appellation's two superstars Domaine Santa Duc and Chateau Saint-Cosme. The three cuvees of 2007 Gigondas are absolutely profound. I am not sure I haven't underrated them as I had them on two separate occasions and the numerical scores listed are actually from the lower rated tasting. Come what may these are unreal wines. For statisticians these wines are aged 6-8 weeks in cement tanks before they are moved to old wood foudres for 12 months prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The renowned Philippe Cambie is the consultant. All three of these Gigondas cuvees are amazing wines. Kudos to Joel Saurel!
ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Glass-staining ruby. Exotic pungent bouquet of blackberry olive cola and baking spices. Very fresh in the mouth offering supple dark berry flavors and notes of smoky herbs allspice and cracked pepper. Very graceful wine... Glass-staining ruby. Exotic pungent bouquet of blackberry olive cola and baking spices. Very fresh in the mouth offering supple dark berry flavors and notes of smoky herbs allspice and cracked pepper. Very graceful wine with strong finishing minerality and sweet persistence.