2009 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 93
  • WA 93
  • VN 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2009 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane

RR 93
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, 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 displays a... 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.
WA 93
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. Deep... 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+
VN 92
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2012
Bright ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of red berry preserves, smoky minerals and dried violet, with a touch of blood orange. Spicy, focused and alluringly sweet, offering energetic, vaguely warm raspberry and cherry... Bright ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of red berry preserves, smoky minerals and dried violet, with a touch of blood orange. Spicy, focused and alluringly sweet, offering energetic, vaguely warm raspberry and cherry flavors and a seamless texture. Finishes with lingering sweetness, impressive clarity and a late jolt of candied raspberry that doesn't let up. -- Josh Raynolds
WS 91
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
JJB 92
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.