2009 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas les Souteyrades

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 94
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2009 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas les Souteyrades

RR 94
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
The estate's top cuvee and a tank and foudre aged blend of old vine Grenache and Mourvèdre the 2009 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades possesses soaring aromatics as well as a textbook old-school feel. Perfumed... The estate's top cuvee and a tank and foudre aged blend of old vine Grenache and Mourvèdre the 2009 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades possesses soaring aromatics as well as a textbook old-school feel. Perfumed framboise garriuge peppercorn spice cabinet and kirsch all show up on the nose and flow to a full-bodied classically styled Gigondas that shows notable balance fresh acidity brilliant concentration and a focused long finish. The aromatics here are really something and this beauty should benefit from short to mid-term cellaring with a solid 12-15 years of prime drinking.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The top cuvee is the 2009 Gigondas Les Souteyrades which also comes from 60+-year-old vines and is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. Again it is all aged in old wood foudres and bottled unfined and unfiltered... The top cuvee is the 2009 Gigondas Les Souteyrades which also comes from 60+-year-old vines and is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. Again it is all aged in old wood foudres and bottled unfined and unfiltered. This wine plays it closer to the vest and one can see that there is a level of density and richness that might eclipse the other two wines but there is also more tannin and a striking near-liqueur of minerals in this wine. It is very reserved and restrained but super-concentrated full-bodied and incredibly impressive with much of the character of the La Louisiane but tighter. It may have more up-side potential that any of these wines but will probably need 1-3 years of bottle-age and then drink well for at least 15 years. 91-93+
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2011
Vivid ruby. Perfumed spicy nose melds raspberry black pepper and licorice. Silky in texture and fine-grained with wound-up red berry flavors supported by dusty but sweet tannins that build on the nervy finish. Fresh and... Vivid ruby. Perfumed spicy nose melds raspberry black pepper and licorice. Silky in texture and fine-grained with wound-up red berry flavors supported by dusty but sweet tannins that build on the nervy finish. Fresh and admirably elegant but slow to reveal itself right now.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
This is rounded and fresh but shows good persistence as damson plum red currant and blackberry fruit glides along laced with hints of sandalwood black tea and roasted tobacco. A loamy edge adds some heft to the finish... This is rounded and fresh but shows good persistence as damson plum red currant and blackberry fruit glides along laced with hints of sandalwood black tea and roasted tobacco. A loamy edge adds some heft to the finish. Drink now through 2016. 250 cases imported. -JM
JJB 93
Eddie Wolowski - JJ Buckley, November 2011
Blend of 80% grenache and 20% mourvedre from vines that are over 60 years old. A maroon rim with a black core. The nose on this wine is very intriguing displaying blackberry strawberry and cherry compote with a hint of... Blend of 80% grenache and 20% mourvedre from vines that are over 60 years old. A maroon rim with a black core. The nose on this wine is very intriguing displaying blackberry strawberry and cherry compote with a hint of smoke. Les Souteyrades is more subdued yet more complex than its bolder sibling Louisiane. The wine is tightly knit showing chalky minerals countered by creme de cassis on a lingering finish. Give this wine 2-3 hours of decanting today however it will benefit from some time in the cellar and will reach its stride in 5-10 years. Excellent!