2007 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas les Souteyrades

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • RR 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2007 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas les Souteyrades

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
The inky/purple-tinged multidimensional 2007 Gigondas Les Souteyrades may be even better. Composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre cropped at 25 hectoliters per hectare from 60-year-old vines it boasts a blueberry... The inky/purple-tinged multidimensional 2007 Gigondas Les Souteyrades may be even better. Composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre cropped at 25 hectoliters per hectare from 60-year-old vines it boasts a blueberry blackberry charcoal licorice truffle scorched earth and spring flower-scented perfume phenomenal purity and a long finish. This blockbuster Gigondas possesses extraordinary focus given the freshness and good acids provided by the vintage as well as incredibly well-integrated tannins. 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 95
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, March 2011
A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that's aged for 12 months in concrete tank followed by 12 months in oak barrels the 2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades comes from a single plot (Les Souteyrades)... A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that's aged for 12 months in concrete tank followed by 12 months in oak barrels the 2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades comes from a single plot (Les Souteyrades) located in the lower terraced portion of the AOC. The wine is a beauty and displays a vibrant purple semi-opaque color to go with first rate seemingly traditional aromatics of garrigue wild flowers and licorice that are saturated with dark fruit aromas of black cherry and blackberry liqueur wet stone and graphite. Possibly a touch more edgy and delineated than the La Louisiane but slightly less exotic this possesses fantastic concentration and extract on the palate showing medium to full body a rich full texture good acidity and loads of underlying tannic structure. Ideally this would be cellared for 5-7 years at which point it should have 15+ years of prime drinking.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2010
Vivid purple. Vibrant black raspberry and cassis aromas are complemented by sassafras and cola with a bright note of white pepper adding vivacity. Juicy finely etched red and dark berry flavors pick up a refreshing bitter... Vivid purple. Vibrant black raspberry and cassis aromas are complemented by sassafras and cola with a bright note of white pepper adding vivacity. Juicy finely etched red and dark berry flavors pick up a refreshing bitter edge with air along with a spicy quality. Finishes bright focused and very long.