2020 Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas Cuvee Tradition

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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VN 96 DC 94
VN 96

Vinous, January 2023

Saturated ruby. Assertively perfumed, mineral-tinged red berry, cherry, lavender and incense scents show outstanding clarity and spicy lift. Concentrated yet lively black raspberry, cherry-cola, succulent herb and floral...
DC 94

Decanter, October 2021

Considerably more interesting on the nose than many Gigondas this year, revealing raspberry, cranberry and oregano. Full-bodied, but a fairly restrained tannic structure. Pure and harmonious, the alcohol is quite raised...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Gigondas
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas Cuvee Tradition is a remarkable red wine that embodies the essence of the Southern Rhone region in France. With a deep, saturated ruby color, this wine is visually enticing and promises a sensory experience like no other.

On the nose, this Gigondas reveals an assertive and perfumed bouquet that is both mineral-tinged and captivating. The aromas of red berries, cherries, lavender, and incense intermingle harmoniously, creating a symphony of scents that is truly outstanding. There is also a spicy lift that adds complexity and intrigue to the aroma profile.

Upon tasting, this wine showcases its concentrated yet lively nature. The flavors of black raspberries, cherry-cola, succulent herbs, and floral pastilles dance on the palate, creating a multi-layered experience that is both indulgent and refreshing. As the wine evolves on the tongue, a hint of spicy white pepper emerges, adding a delightful touch of warmth.

The finish of this Gigondas is strikingly long, leaving a lasting impression on the senses. Polished tannins provide a smooth texture, while the floral and red fruit notes continue to shine. The finish is also marked by reverberating spice and mineral notes, showcasing the wine's complexity and depth.

This remarkable wine has received high praise from critics. Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 96, noting its outstanding clarity, concentration, and lift. Decanter also recognized its excellence, giving it a score of 94 and describing it as considerably more interesting than many Gigondas wines of the year.

Overall, the 2020 Domaine du Gour de Chaule Gigondas Cuvee Tradition is a wine that embodies the best of the Southern Rhone region. It is a wine that demands attention and appreciation, offering a sensory journey that is both captivating and memorable. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.