2015 Famille Perrin Gigondas Clos des Tourelles (750ml)

Grenache from Gigondas, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Readers of these pages require little to no introduction for this one. In the history of these offers, no other wine from this appellation has sold out as quickly or consistently as the Perrin Brothers' Clos des Tourelles. In the ultra-rare, single vineyard, specialty cuvee Gigondas game there's an important name that's been added to everyone's list. These brothers are no stranger to the greatest terroirs of the area, their family having established roots in near-by Chateauneuf du Pape as far back as 1549 – their first parcel being that historical plot at Coudoulet. That's right, I'm talking about the Perrin guys from Chateau Beaucastel.

Originating from an estate purchased by the family in 2008, the Clos des Tourelles is a walled vineyard a few miles outside the city center of Gigondas. This famous Clos has long been identified with Gigondas, considered by the old-timers in the region its Grand Cru site. Paying homage to its importance, this is the only wine which the Perrins do NOT vinify at their family winery, electing instead to harvest, vinify and bottle this famous wine all within the Gigondas zone. It's an old tradition, and one which exhibits the incredible importance of this stunning wine.


The finest vintage to date, the 2015 Gigondas Le Clos des Tourelles comes from a tiny vineyard located just inside the village of Gigondas. Incorporating a touch of Syrah, this Grenache dominated beauty reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as off the chart notes of black raspberries, black cherries, pepper, garrigue, and tons of that classic Gigondas spice. I wrote “Wow” more than once in my notes and this full-bodied 2015 has ultra-fine tannin, perfect balance, and a stacked mid-palate. Give bottles 2-3 years and drink over the following 15+ years.

97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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