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2009 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR93
  • WS91
  • WA91
  • AL

Reviews

RR93
Rhone Report, The - Rhone Report, The, September 2011
From a terraced, hillside plot call La Louisiane, the 2009 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and the balance Cinsault and Syrah. Aged for 12 months in foudre, it... From a terraced, hillside plot call La Louisiane, the 2009 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and the balance Cinsault and Syrah. Aged for 12 months in foudre, it displays a pretty, gorgeously perfumed bouquet of spiced raspberries, spice box, rolled stone, and crushed flowers. Complex and not holding anything back on the nose, it's medium to full-bodied on the palate and beautifully polished and put together, possessing good acidity, a rich, full texture, and notable freshness. More perfumed and upfront than the Les Souteyrades, this should be approachable earlier, but still drink well for 10-12 or more years.
WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
Plump and fleshy, with delicious plum, fig and blackberry flavors mixed together, coated gently with spice and black tea notes. The long, licorice edge on the finish has a nice firmness. Drink now through 2016. 75 cases... Plump and fleshy, with delicious plum, fig and blackberry flavors mixed together, coated gently with spice and black tea notes. The long, licorice edge on the finish has a nice firmness. Drink now through 2016. 75 cases imported. -JM
WA91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The 2009 Gigondas La Louisiane, which is the most powerful of these wines at 15.3% alcohol, comes from 60-year-old vines and is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, and the rest tiny percentages of Cinsault and Syrah... The 2009 Gigondas La Louisiane, which is the most powerful of these wines at 15.3% alcohol, comes from 60-year-old vines and is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, and the rest tiny percentages of Cinsault and Syrah. Deep ruby/purple with a sensational nose of crushed rock/wet steel interwoven with blueberry liqueur, sweet black currants and black cherries, incense, and forest flora, it seems to be both powerful and elegant at the same time, with stunning purity, texture, and length, but it never comes across as heavy despite the rather lofty alcohol. This wine should drink beautifully for 10-15 years. 91-93+
AL
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, November 2011
Medium ruby red core with a violet/red rim. The aromas reveal strawberry, red cherry and berry compote with a hint of crushed earth and cracked pepper providing a nice spiciness. Medium weight with beautifully integrated... Medium ruby red core with a violet/red rim. The aromas reveal strawberry, red cherry and berry compote with a hint of crushed earth and cracked pepper providing a nice spiciness. Medium weight with beautifully integrated tannins and no hard edges. Beautiful to drink now, though additional cellaring time will show its full potential. Really pretty throughout.

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