2007 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • RR 94
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2007 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
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!
RR 94
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, March 2011
A phenomenal value and a wine you should fill the cellar with the 2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is a tank aged blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that's from the estate's youngest... A phenomenal value and a wine you should fill the cellar with the 2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is a tank aged blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that's from the estate's youngest vines (a mere 40 to 50 year-old vines.) Serious stuff it exhibits gorgeously complex almost gamey aromas of licorice infused plum and blackberry fruit that's intermixed with wild herb saddle leather exotic spices and serious background minerality and dusty stone notes. Rich and full on the palate with a more open fleshy profile than its two other siblings this is full bodied with a rich mouth coating texture loads of depth and concentration and a long finish that highlights sweet fruit and solid chewy tannin. While the most approachable in the lineup this should easily have 15+ years of prime drinking.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2010
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.