Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane Machotte 2007
Plum marmalade, vanilla and blackcurrant highlight the finesse of the soft tannins. On the finish, scents of thyme, laurel and rosemary reveal an original and aromatic bouquet ending on a spicy persistency (black pepper). Appreciate on a beef stew with a Rosemary blade, try the match with a vanilla ice cream with its strawberry purée. Drink it now or within the next 5 years.
Very dark purple in the glass. Initial nose is somewhat musty, but then some oaky and minty hints. Medium bodied in the mouth. Kind of neutral flavors on the tip of the tongue, but then some noticeable fruit--hard to characterize--on the edges--not really cherry, not really prune. Noticeable tannin on the edge, also. I may have more to learn about "old world" wines. US$22.99 at Total Wine a year ago.
External Reviews for Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane Machotte
Amadieu produces a number of wins from throughout the Rhône Valley, but he is based in Gigondas, where the family is the largest private vineyard owner. The Romane-Machotte is a dark, dense rendering of the appellation, combining dark layers of prune and plum pudding with spice and some chewy tannins. Drink 2008-2014.
This has a solid graphite and espresso frame, with a core of black Mission fig and macerated currant fruit waiting in reserve. There's good grip through the lengthy finish, with lingering toast and tar hints. Best from 2010 through 2015.
Bright purple. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of black raspberry, lavender, rose and white pepper. Silky and open-knit, with palate-coating flavors of sweet red fruits complemented by spicecake and candied flowers. Drinking very well right now, with no rough edges and a long, sappy finish.
The 2007 Gigondas Romane Machotte is a big, spicy, classic Provencal wine offering lots of garrigue, pepper, spice box, forest floor, underbrush, and black cherry characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, deep, round, and generous, it is ideal for drinking over the next 6-7 years.
A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah grown in limestone-based hillside vineyards, the 2004 Gigondas Romane Machotte exhibits an impressive, fleshy, full-bodied, muscular personality with copious quantities of black cherry and berry fruit intermixed with flowers, crushed rocks, and pepper. It is a big, rich, dense Gigondas to drink over the next 7-8 years.
Fleshy and ripe, this opens nicely in the glass, with dark plum, fig and raspberry flavors backed by sweet, bacony toast and tar notes on the finish. Drink now through 2010.
This has a solid graphite and espresso frame, with a core of black Mission fig and macerated currant fruit waiting in reserve. Thereandrsquo;s good grip through the lengthy finish, with lingering toast and tar hints. Best from 2010 through 2015.