2015 Saint Damien La Louisiane, Gigondas (750ml)

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# FRSDGI15CE
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Sub-Region: Gigondas
Grape Varietal: Grenache
Review Score: 95WA, 95JD
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%
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My pick of the cuvées in 2015 is the 2015 Gigondas La Louisiane, a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault and Syrah. From south-facing slopes of red clay and sand, this shows incredible detail in its aromas of garrigue and raspberries, then folds in richer notes of dark chocolate. This is full-bodied and velvety in feel, with just a hint of warmth on the finish. It should drink well for a decade, possibly longer.

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

The 2015 Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane comes from a site located just beside the domaine, which is a mix of clay and sandy soils. Aged all in foudre, it boasts terrific notes of framboise, spring flowers, black raspberries and orange blossom (which I normally find more in the Les Souteyrades release). This full-bodied, deep, layered 2015 has a big mid-palate, is impeccably balanced and shows the purity and finesse that’s common in the vintage.

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2017)