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Tardieu-Laurent Gigondas Vieilles Vignes 2009

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“The most provocative wine, and to my palate, the most complex, is the 2009 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes. With notes of bay leaf, crushed rock, blueberry, raspberry, and spring flowers, the wine has terrific stuffing and full-bodied richness. It is a heck of a Gigondas that should drink nicely for 10-15 years…91-93” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 10/10 " (80% grenache, with syrah, mourvedre and cinsault): Dark purple. A smoky, complex bouquet evokes dark fruit preserves, floral oils, licorice and peppery spices. Lush and expansive, offering deep blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a smooth, seamless texture. Closes with gentle tannic grip, very good persistence and lingering dark fruit notes...91" IWC 1/12 "Very ripe yet very fresh, with brigh cherry, plum and red currant notes melded nicely together, followed by hints of ganache, toasted spice and charcoal on the sleek finish. Really solid...91" WS Insider Vo.8 No.17 04/12

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Tardieu-Laurent:
Settled in Lourmarin, charming village of Luberon, "Tardieu-Laurent" is the fruit of the meeting between Dominique Laurent - Négociant in Wines of Bourgogne - and Michel Tardieu, a Provençal born with an extreme passion for Wines that are authentic and have character. Now, Michel Tardieu is completely, and alone, in charge of Tardieu-Laurent. Fine expert of his dear Vallée du Rhône, a Region ... Read more
Settled in Lourmarin, charming village of Luberon, "Tardieu-Laurent" is the fruit of the meeting between Dominique Laurent - Négociant in Wines of Bourgogne - and Michel Tardieu, a Provençal born with an extreme passion for Wines that are authentic and have character. Now, Michel Tardieu is completely, and alone, in charge of Tardieu-Laurent. Fine expert of his dear Vallée du Rhône, a Region he has been visiting restlessly for decades, Michel Tardieu tied confident relationships with a number of Vignerons, amongst the most remarkable in each Appellation. Read less

“The most provocative wine, and to my palate, the most complex, is the 2009 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes. With notes of bay leaf, crushed rock, blueberry, raspberry, and spring flowers, the wine has terrific stuffing and full-bodied richness. It is a heck of a Gigondas that should drink nicely for 10-15 years…91-93” Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate 10/10 " (80% grenache, with syrah, mourvedre and cinsault): Dark purple. A smoky, complex bouquet evokes dark fruit preserves, floral oils, licorice and peppery spices. Lush and expansive, offering deep blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a smooth, seamless texture. Closes with gentle tannic grip, very good persistence and lingering dark fruit notes...91" IWC 1/12 "Very ripe yet very fresh, with brigh cherry, plum and red currant notes melded nicely together, followed by hints of ganache, toasted spice and charcoal on the sleek finish. Really solid...91" WS Insider Vo.8 No.17 04/12

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