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Gigondas Louisiane VV Domaine St. Damien 2007

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"...merited 98 points at one tasting, but I’ll be conservative here. This amazing wine possesses a dense purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of a liqueur of rocks intermixed with cassis, kirsch, licorice, incense, and spring flowers. Made from incredibly low yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare (which no doubt explains the remarkable focus, concentration, richness, and 50-second finish), this historic Gigondas is a tour de force in winemaking...95" WA 10/09

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Variety: Rhone
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External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/08/2011

Bright purple. Sexy aromas of black raspberry and cherry preserves, with suave incense and Asian spice notes adding complexity. Sappy and smooth, showing an array of red and dark berry flavors, with silky tannins adding support. Really alluring wine ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Inky ruby. Exotically perfumed, hypnotic bouquet of red berries, incense, potpourri, smoked meat and minerals. Zesty and focused, with juicy raspberry and redcurrant flavors, a sexy overlay of candied flowers and good mineral cut. The floral note rep... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 St Damien, Domaine Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane 750ml


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Source: Vintners Cru
12/23/2014

The 2007 Gigondas Louisiane (80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault from 70- to 80-year-old vines) merited 98 points at one tasting, but I'll be conservative here. This amazing wine possesses a dense purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of a liqueur of rocks intermixed with cassis, kirsch, licorice, incense, and spring flowers. Made from incredibly low yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare (which no doubt explains the remarkable focus, concentration, richness, and 50-second finish), this historic Gigondas is a tour de force in winemaking. It should drink well for 20+ years. I was blown away by how the 2007 Gigondas cuvees, which I had rated very highly from barrel last year, had put on weight and texture, and had become essentially as compelling as Gigondas can be. Clearly Saint-Damien's young proprietor, Joel Saurel, has moved this estate alongside the appellation's two superstars, Domaine Santa Duc and Chateau Saint-Cosme. The three cuvees of 2007 Gigondas are absolutely profound. I am not sure I haven't underrated them as I had them on two separate occasions and the numerical scores listed are actually from the lower rated tasting. Come what may, these are unreal wines. For statisticians, these wines are aged 6-8 weeks in cement tanks before they are moved to old wood foudres for 12 months prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The renowned Philippe Cambie is the consultant. All three of these Gigondas cuvees are amazing wines. Kudos to Joel Saurel! Wine Advocate, #185 Oct 2009, Robert Parker



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"...merited 98 points at one tasting, but I’ll be conservative here. This amazing wine possesses a dense purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of a liqueur of rocks intermixed with cassis, kirsch, licorice, incense, and spring flowers. Made from incredibly low yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare (which no doubt explains the remarkable focus, concentration, richness, and 50-second finish), this historic Gigondas is a tour de force in winemaking...95" WA 10/09

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