2010 Tardieu-Laurent Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • IWC 91
  • WE 91
  • JR 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2010 Tardieu-Laurent Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2012
This has stunning black tea, warm ganache and roasted alder aromas giving way to a very lush yet defined core of braised fig, blackberry cobbler and pastis-soaked plum fruit. The long, dark finish is muscular, but... This has stunning black tea, warm ganache and roasted alder aromas giving way to a very lush yet defined core of braised fig, blackberry cobbler and pastis-soaked plum fruit. The long, dark finish is muscular, but polished and caressing. Best from 2014 through 2022. 450 cases made. –JM
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Opaque ruby. Pungent aromas of red berry preserves, cherry, smoky herbs and potpourri, with touches of vanilla and cola. Pliant raspberry and candied cherry flavors pick up spiciness in the mid-palate, along with a hint... Opaque ruby. Pungent aromas of red berry preserves, cherry, smoky herbs and potpourri, with touches of vanilla and cola. Pliant raspberry and candied cherry flavors pick up spiciness in the mid-palate, along with a hint of minerals. Bright and lively on the persistent finish, which is given shape by velvety tannins. - Josh Raynolds
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2014
Although this wine starts off a bit stern in texture, by the long finish those tannins have turned velvety and plush, nicely framing intense black olive, espresso, cherry and plum flavors. Drink now–2018.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, November 2011
17/20 80% 60-year-old Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre. Very dark purple. Brooding, hugely concentrated wine that is designed for the very long term. Lots of dry spice and richness too before the scrunch of dry tannins... 17/20 80% 60-year-old Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre. Very dark purple. Brooding, hugely concentrated wine that is designed for the very long term. Lots of dry spice and richness too before the scrunch of dry tannins on the finish. Hold!
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The outstanding 2010 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes exhibits abundant notes of flowers, crushed rocks, black raspberries and blueberries as well as lots of glycerin and body. This spicy, well-delineated beauty can be drunk over... The outstanding 2010 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes exhibits abundant notes of flowers, crushed rocks, black raspberries and blueberries as well as lots of glycerin and body. This spicy, well-delineated beauty can be drunk over the next 10-15 years. - Robert Parker