2015 Domaine du Saint Gens (750ml)

From Gigondas, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Readers of these pages are keenly aware of my unabashed affection for what I consider the most important wines of this appellation. "Important" – using my parameters – doesn't mean "most expensive," nor does it necessarily have to do with 100% new French oak barrels. In fact, when it comes to expressing the classic character of this zone – tell-tale Provençal spice, notes of garrigue, wind-swept terroir and buckets of blackberry fruit – "important" producers are rarely expensive and tend to avoid barriques.

I'm confirming Joe Czerwinski's review, having tasted during a recent trek through France. In fact, I'm more taken with the wine. We both agree this is a wine to drink within a few years – an unquantifiable level of decadence ensures this time window will not be challenged. Slip this in a blind tasting of Chateauneuf and see how well it does at a fraction of the cost. What a bottle of Gigondas – priced as a Cotes du Rhone.


The 2015 Gigondas from Domaine du Saint Gens is one sexy wine. It's full-bodied and lush, overflowing with lovely raspberry and stone fruit notes, yet it doesn't show any signs of heat or over-ripeness. Drink this decadent wine over the next 5-7 years.

93 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 233 - Oct 2017)

Made by Yves Cheron, the ruby/purple colored 2015 Gigondas Saint Gens (65% Grenache and the rest Syrah) was completely destemmed and brought up all in concrete tanks. This classic effort offers perfumed notes of strawberries, blackberries, spring flowers and garrigue in a very pretty, elegant, yet still textured style. With a great mid-palate and good acidity, it’s going to drink nicely for a decade.

91 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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