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2016 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas (750ml)

From Gigondas, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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This estate became a Gigondas point-of-reference for me some forty years ago, the 1978 in particular. Got to the estate not long after, meeting the Georges Faraud and son Michel, who back then represented a 150 year family legacy of winemakers, making just one wine. Tasting the 2016 recently recalled those days. Knowing well what the estate is capable of, and recalling what Parker wrote about Cayron, "Faraud’s wines are the richest, most exotic, and often the most dramatic of the appellation."

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Deep brilliant red. Spice- and mineral-accented red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by intense floral and mineral nuances. Alluringly sweet and focused in the mouth, offering vibrant raspberry, cherry liqueur, licorice, candied lavender and exotic spice flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes supple and extremely long, with lingering floral and spice notes and sneaky tannins that lend shape and gentle grip. I have been tasting (and drinking) this domaine's wines since 1985 and I can't say that I have ever had a better one than this.

96 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Feb 2020)

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