The 2015 Gigondas here is a terrific effort, showcasing balance and complexity rather than sheer power. Flowering garrigue, raspberries and orange zest combine with waves of cherries and hints of licorice in this full-bodied, supple wine that should drink well for up to a decade.
Also 93 from the International Wine Report:
The 2015 ‘Cuvèe Vieilles Vignes’ Gigondas is a compelling blend of 60% Grenache from 40+ year old vines along with 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. As this opens in the glass, it releases wonderful nuanced aromatics of dark cherries, raspberries and plum woven together with spices, white pepper, lavender and hints of black olives and stony minerals. This full bodied red is beautiful structured with round, velvety tannins and displays excellent concentration and focus. The finish is long and expansive, underlined by a lovey touch of acidity keeping it fresh and inviting, as spices and pepper notes continue to linger along side dark fruits. Overall this is an absolutely gorgeous wine, which will be accessible early on and for years to come.
93, Gold Medal and Exceptional from The Tasting Panel as well.
These old vines are in the prime southern part of the appellation, on the famed Dentelles de Montmirail, and are among the highest in Gigondas. Very traditionally made, with no new oak, the results are among the purest and most noble expressions of Gigondas you can find.