Known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s little brother, Gigondas wines definitely have their own character and an growing reputation. This 2016 from Domaine Brunely is a blend of Grenache (80%) and Mourvèdre (20%) aged in concrete vats - no oak at all. The result is a medium-bodied wine, developing aromas of ripe back fruit (blackberry, prune), herbs, spices and a light vanilla scent. Very soft tannins give a smooth and velvety palate, ending in a long finish. A superb wine to drink now or to keep for a few more years.
91/100 Wine Advocate
16.5/20 Jancis Robinson
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Dry red wine
from now to 2025
2 hours before
Beef stew, roasted red meat, game...
40 to 90 years old
22 months in concrete vats
|What experts say|
16.5/20 "Very dark crimson. Meaty, opulent, exotic nose. Already quite complex. There seems to be some Syrah here. Much drier and stricter than most on the palate. Interesting! A long-term wine." (previous vintage)
91/100 "The Gigondas shone brightly during my blind tasting of the appellation thanks to its lifted, raspberry-like fruit and peppery notes. It's medium to full-bodied with a creamy, lush texture and hints of licorice on the supple finish. Drink it over the near term." (previous vintage)